The Tradistae Podcast

#27 - (Excerpt) The Duopoly and the “Working Class”

November 12, 2020

Thomas does a class analysis that breaks down the coalitions of the duopoly in the USA, using evidence from the donor and voter bases of the 2020 presidential election. 

Links: 

GOP:

  • Old Industry (oil, coal, manufacturing and extractives in general)
  • Military/Police
  • Small Business
  • Manual Laborers

DEM:

  • New Industry (Big Tech)
  • Artists/Creatives
  • Big Business (hedge funds, banks, Amazon, Walmart, etc)
  • Professionals/Managers

Bloomberg Breakdown of Donors: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-election-trump-biden-donors/   

Top Biden Campaign Donors: https://www.investopedia.com/top-donors-to-biden-2020-campaign-5080324 

Top Trump Capaign Donors: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/033116/top-10-corporate-contributors-trump-campaign.asp 

Absolutely Vapid and Insidious Tweets from Either Side of the Aisle: 

The "Progressive" Democrats: https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1325121222615527424?s=20 

The "Populist" Republicans: https://twitter.com/tradtom/status/1325146385226690560?s=20 

P.S.

Another breakdown of voters, which confirms this analysis, which came out after I recorded this: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/10/election-2020-democrats-republicans-economy.html

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