I always wonder how someone who can write such insightful narrative as Barbara Ehrenreich can also put forward such baffling analyses. In today's edition, for example, she seems to argue that the immiseration of the American working class as witnessed by a failure to make mortgage payments or afford even Walmart's low prices is a good thing because rich people suffer too:

Somewhere in the Hamptons a high-roller is cursing his cleaning lady and shaking his fists at the lawn guys. The American poor, who are usually tactful enough to remain invisible to the multi-millionaire class, suddenly leaped onto the scene and started smashing the global financial system.



Uh huh. Absent from the column is any gesture at ideas that might help anyone in dire financial straights. Instead, we get the view that "There should be marches and rallies, banners and sit-ins, possibly a nice color theme like red or orange."

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