When was the last time you voted for a working-class candidate for political office? It’s probably been longer than you think, given that most candidates for political office come from white-collar occupations. Can a government dominated by millionaire politicians be expected to govern “for the people”?
Nicholas Carnes, a political scientist in Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and author of the book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, addresses these questions in a series of videos. He also spoke at an event at Durham's Beyù Caffè in February 2014. The talk was moderated by Alex Granados, Researcher/Legislative Reporter at EducationNC and former producer for WUNC’s “The State of Things.”
Learn more about Carnes and his research here: http://people.duke.edu/~nwc8/index.html.
Co-sponsored by the Durham County Library.