They say little about relationships, dignity, agency, or life satisfaction. Typically shielded from such problems, the country’s professional class now finds itself experiencing a taste of the insecurity and anxiety that the working class has felt for decades. The task is not to write a larger check but to relinquish power and realign institutions on behalf of those who have been left behind for decades. That has not been a priority for the “haves” anywhere on the political spectrum. But it is necessary if the “have-nots” are to gain autonomy, build community, and find stability. Especially when times are tough, it is those things that we all value most.

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