Class-based politics is going to make a big comeback in the future given the trends that class relations and economic life generally are following. This doesn’t mean class politics will supersede political, cultural, or ethnic conflict. It will just be another ingredient in the mix. Regrettably, the rising class conflict will also lead to rising calls for expanding the state. Unfortunately, most people, including most self-identified anarchists and libertarians, have no clue concerning the role of the state in centralizing control over wealth and resources.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 60 percent of voters support Joe Biden cancelling up to $50,000 of student debt per person. This survey was conducted within the United States from November 17-19, 2020 among 1,873 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 2.26 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, education, and vote choice where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.