Why So Angry?

We’ve been told over and over that the ascent of Donald Trump and the enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders are both connected to one key American emotion: Anger. Depending on where you’re reading this, you might be wondering what Americans are so angry about at a moment when unemployment is down, the stock market is up, and times seem generally good. But that’s only one America, where everyone has a decent education, there’s a line of people waiting to overpay for your house, and the biggest concern is that some Internet unicorns could prove to be slightly over-valued. There’s another America (that could be just a couple miles away) made up of people living in counties that have been completely bypassed by post-recession employment and income boom. From the NYT: Poorest Areas Have Missed Out on Boons of Recovery.

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