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Uprisings: Bottom up and top down
I think it was the British comedian Alexei Sayle who used to do this routine riffing off of Tracy Chapman’s song about revolution. He’d play it for awhile, and then stop it suddenly right when Tracy was singing “there’s a revolution coming.” And he’d shout, in a very uppercrust accent, “No, there’s not!”
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Jared Bernstein is senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
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