Is there a progressive movement beginning to form in the U.S."?
There seems to be something going on and building momentum. The Occupy movement, minimum wage movement, fast food worker strikes, the elections of progressives like Elizabeth Warren and Bill DeBlasio, increasing talk about economic inequality. It just seems that there is something going on. Add in the frustration over declining services at city and state levels and the exorbitant cost of college tuition.
The recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has gotten a lot of attention. I am not in a position to discuss its prediction of a permanent class division, but the message of the book fits in with everything else that is going on.
I am not making any predictions, but it just seems things can’t continue as they are. Something has to give.