Social classes and liberals

American liberals resist the idea of social classes, assuming:

  1. Classes mean ine­quality,strati­fication, and conflict.
  2. If the gap between rich and poor grows, something is wrong.
  3. Those with more exploit those with less.
  4. If capitalism isn’t the cause, it must be close.
  5. Government should redistribute the wealth and power [to level the classes].

(Conservatives disagree with all these.)

To get a picture of classes, let’s consider what noted conservative Edward Banfield described as the four classes he saw in American society – upper, middle, working, and lower.  (I will add my opinion of how liberals view them.)

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