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White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making

White-Collar Government:  The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making

by Nicholas Carnes,
The Huffington Post, December 4, 2013

Michael Michaud, a member of the United States House of Representatives, grew up in Medway, Maine, graduated from high school in East Millinocket, and worked at a mill and as a supervisor at the Great Northern Paper Company until his election to Congress in 2002. His web site describes him as a "working class Mainer," without a college degree, who is in a "unique position among members of Congress to understand the problems that face real Americans here and around the country."

 

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