Amanda Carpenter of the Washington Times tweets, "Feel free to celebrate your un-eliteness if you didn't buy the green shoots argument either." The link takes you to a Pew poll showing that poor Americans consider the economy quite a bit grimmer than richer Americans.
Put aside that the poll's results are actually less stark than one might imagine (52 percent of Americans earning more than $75,000 expect the economy to improve in the next year while only 42 percent of Americans earning less than $30,000 think the same, a difference of 10 percentage points). This is, I think, a curious definition of an elite: It's about what you believe rather than what you are, or have. As if you can ideologically opt-in to a different class by sharing their opinions and cultural biases. Anyway, I don't have any grand point to make on this. It just struck me as an interesting rhetorical move.
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