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White-Collar Government: A Conversation with Nicholas Carnes

February 24th, 2014
7:00 PM


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 Makingaddresses 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:

Co-sponsored by the Durham County Library.

Nicholas Carnes

Duke University

Carnes is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Co-Director of the Research Triangle chapter ...

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