The country’s exceptionally thin safety net prompts residents—especially those with less-steady employment—to view partnership in more economic terms.
They often take an almost religious approach to politics, rooted in a belief in the irredeemable sin of America and its mainstream.
The main source of meaning in American life is a meritocratic competition that makes those who struggle feel inferior.
A society that glorifies metrics leaves little room for human imperfections.
The lonely poverty of America’s white working class
America’s neighbor to the north has an admirable—and achievable—set of policies for helping those who are down on their luck.