The Democrats’ Other Class War

Clouds gather over the skyline of San Francisco, 2014. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)
The Democratic party is going from being the party of formal entitlements for the poor to the party of the informal entitlement of the affluent.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is a class war going on inside the Democratic party.

Consider these two cris de couer: Writing in the New York Times under the headline “America’s Cities Are Unlivable — Blame Wealthy Liberals,” Farhad Manjoo argues that rich progressives have, through their political domination of cities such as San Francisco, built an invisible wall by artificially constricting the supply of housing to keep prices up and the riff-raff down; writing in The Atlantic, Rahm Emanuel, the feckless former mayor of one of those unlivable cities, puts into prose a campaign rally speech in which he holds ragingly forth on “what

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