The Problem Isn’t Classism, It’s Class

Under capitalism, prejudice against workers is common. But it only adds insult to a deeper, more profound injury.

In 2011, higher-ups at the pharmaceutical distribution giant AmerisourceBergen amused themselves by circulating an email poking fun at some of their customers. It adapted the Beverly Hillbillies theme song to the intensifying opioid crisis, with new lyrics imagining “Jed, a poor mountaineer” who “barely kept his habit fed” driving a crew of Appalachian “Pillbillies” across […]

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