2016 Presidential Election – The National Center for Social Impact

It’s the Wealth Gap, Stupid: Inequality Drives ‘Economic Anxiety’—Both Real and Perceived

Salon talks to the social psychologist author of "The Broken Ladder" about why both sides think somebody’s cheating. One of the most prominent story types of 2016 election coverage involved dropping in on Southern and Rust Belt communities that supported Donald Trump and probing the people and their towns for answers. The economic “anxiety” of the white working class emerged as an explanation for why an ill-tempered real estate magnate had [...]