The Unhappy Marriage of Capitalism and Conservatism

Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She recently edited and contributed to “For Love and Money: Care Provision in the United States.

One explanation of Mitt Romney’s defeat in the presidential race focuses on the growing demographic diversity of the electorate. The declining share of white men in the voting population clearly had an impact. But another underlying factor – one that reflects economic rather than demographic dynamics – also deserves consideration.  Read more

 

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