Category Archives: Working Class Economist

“Why Do Some Wealthy Neighborhoods Vote Democratic?” An Answer…

Every conservative: “Well if Republicans are the party of the rich, how come Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley vote Democratic, huh?” Because these are not old money neighborhoods. Beverly Hills is actors, artists, and retired athletes—meaning these are people that probably weren’t born rich, and can remember what it’s like being poor. Same thing for… Read More »

It’s Not a “Blue State Bailout” but “Blue State Burden” when they Pay More Taxes and Drive the Economy

What Republicans say is the reason they don’t support a second stimulus: “We can’t have a blue state bailout.” But that is horseshit. Blue states pay more taxes and make up the staggering majority of American GDP. [Surprisingly, the economy does not run solely on Cracker Barrels in Wyoming.] Most & Least Federally Dependent States … Read More »

“Why Hasn’t There Been a Second Stimulus?” …Because Republicans Don’t Believe in Giving People Money, Period

Every American: “It’s been six months since the last stimulus checks. Why haven’t we gotten a second stimulus check?” Well, it’s pretty simple BUT I’m not surprised people don’t know given that our media hasn’t told them: it’s because Republicans don’t really believe in a stimulus that includes government payments to individual Americans…period. There is a reason… Read More »

The Pay Gap is Bad…For Men

In a seemingly controversial video, AL hopes people will hear him out in taking the macroeconomic view that The Pay Gap feeds into income inequality and less money in the overall economy. [Line: “If men were the only ones with money, the only companies that’d be in business would be Chili’s and Reebok stores.”] Plus,… Read More »

Greg Gianforte is May’s “Asshole of the Month”

As I get ready to list the Biggest Assholes in American history, I thought it only fitting I bring back the popular Working Class Economist segment “Asshole of the Month.” And I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of that title than Montanta congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. You may have heard about the race for… Read More »