Hillbilly Elegy Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

What “Hillbilly Elegy” Reveals About Trump and America

In the realm of race, sex, and class, the pandering to groups goes beyond bad economics and government waste and into the dangerous territory of pitting Americans against one another. The problems of the white working class should concern every public-spirited American not because they’ve been forgotten or taken for granted but because they are fellow Americans.