Turn of Phrase

Global economic forces have pummeled blue-collar workers more relentlessly than almost any other segment of society, forcing them to compete against hundreds of millions of equally skilled workers throughout the planet. No one asked them in the 1990s if this was the future they wanted. And the impact has been more brutal than many economists predicted. No wonder suicide and mortality rates among the white working poor are spiking dramatically.

Via Andrew Sullivan’s May 2, 2016 New York Magazine cover story Democracies end when they are too democratic. And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.