21 August 2014

Between Roxbury, CT and a Hard Place

Ah, to be a Googler (or spend enough time there to know about all of its nooks and crannies): Google Correlate powers a lengthy (the summer long?) analysis by David Leonhardt, et al of searches by the rich and the poor. Rich and poor, in this instance, being a bespoke index.

The main takeaway?

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

The Rednecks love them Guns and God.

Of course, the comments on the article just reinforce that; rather than being the "Land of the free and home of the brave", the USofA is really the "Land (rural) of the stupid and home (urban) of the smart". Doesn't go down all that well with the Tea Baggers (props to Maher, of course). But they're just puppets of Koch, in any case.

No comments: