Temporarily embarrassed millionaires

Bonnie Stewart, the theoryblog, Dec 14, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Understanding this mindset is key to understanding a lot of what happens in the mythologizing of learning, writes Bonnie Stewart: @socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” The idea is that people don't address underlying socio-economic causes of poverty because they don't see themselves as poor. "I’m particularly interested in how we fight the strange cocktail of victimization and entitlement that hate leeches onto and deploys in its service," she writes. "I’m interested in how media and social media are part of the problem, and what we do about it."

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