One of the first things you learn in Deirdre Mask’s The Address Book is that “most households in the world don’t have street addresses.”
by Ehsan Zaffar
There is an argument that the pandemic is an equalizer. It does not care who is infected. This is true. But how different American populations respond to the virus uncovers the deep economic, class, and intersecting gender and racial inequalities in the United States.
Is conspicuous consumption a thing of the past? What are today’s wealthy spending their money on? In today’s episode of Our American Discourse, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett helps us walk a mile in the shoes of the spending habits of today’s “aspirational class.”
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