(63) That Hopkins was so willing to use stealth tactics in providing work for the white-collar classes
while cutting jobs for blue-collar workers also seems inconsistent with the mere-equality theory behind his commitment to white-collar projects.
jobs don't require a college degree, our education system has long been geared to train the white-collar class
But look how much the traditional working class has shrunk in the postwar years-because so many of its members or their children have moved up to the new, far larger white-collar class
. I often stand on my head trying to figure out why this in itself is bad for America.
If he can bring himself to see past the anecdotes of his own recent life, virtually every economic study done on this subject in recent years (not to mention the inexorable stream of stories about corporate layoffs) will reveal the reasons underlying the deep anxiety of the lower white-collar classes
and the upper blue-collar ones.
The white-collar classes
shared a "culture of the mind" according to which the economy is a natural world that poses moral challenges to individuals and rewards those whose merit is certified by education and demonstrated by success.