REBROADCAST: ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Explores the Plight of America’s White Working Class

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“There is no group of Americans more pessimistic than working-class whites,” writes author J.D. Vance in his new memoir “Hillbilly Elegy.” Born into a Scots-Irish family in rural Kentucky, Vance describes the economic anxiety, familial dysfunction and disaffection that characterizes today’s poor white Americans. We’ll talk to Vance about his memoir, hear his thoughts on why Trump appeals to low-income whites and learn about his journey from Appalachia to the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley.

Guests:

J.D. Vance, author, "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis"; principal, Mithril Capital Management, LLC

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