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In our latest video essay, Chelsea dives into the dark reality of class privilege, and some truths abut class in America that many people don't want to hear. Join the Society at the $4.99 tier and get instant access ad-free, extended director's cut of this episode!

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00:00:00 Intro
00:04:05 The myth of the American dream
00:13:17 Being poor: the ultimate luxury good
00:21:14 The scourge of stealth wealth
00:26:14 The Ivy League, the wealthy's show pony
00:30:53 Rich people, the ultimate welfare queens
00:42:20 How rich people buy their own laws
00:45:26 The Ivanka effect, or when identity politics fail
00:47:52 Poverty and race, a match made in hell
00:52:26 Why money makes people more conservative

Source links:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/social-mobility-upwards-decline-usa-us-america-economics/

https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/personal-finance/articles/study-shows-only-27-of-wealthy-americans-are-self-made/

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/economic-inequality/524610/

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2023/apr/30/eva-wiseman-why-do-we-buy-into-stealth-wealth-and-the-class-who-wear-it

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/03/richer-parents-are-the-problem-with-admissions-not-affirmative-action.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2023/07/24/1189443223/affirmative-action-for-rich-kids-its-more-than-just-legacy-admissions

https://www.history.com/news/voting-rights-timeline

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/05/mass-incarceration-class-predictor-race/

https://time.com/5388596/billionaires-welfare-bernie-sanders/

https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/taxes/capital-gains-tax-rates

https://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/working-class-diversity-in-congress/

https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/02/07/the-changing-face-of-congress/

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/24/18009856/working-class-income-inequality-randy-bryce-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/04/majority-of-lawmakers-millionaires/

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https://democracyforward.org/work/uncovering-ivanka-trumps-hypocrisy-on-equal-pay/

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2023/03/working-class-white-voters-gop-house-agenda/673500/

https://inequality.org/research/military-recruiters-high-school/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/02/20/heres-proof-that-making-money-makes-you-more-right-wing-and-less-egalitarian/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/21/us-un-living-standards-sustainable-development-goals

https://www.ft.com/content/c361e372-769e-45cd-a063-f5c0a7767cf4


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