White Americans feared they'd one day become victims of the monstrous capitalism they built
Then it happened, writes Kaitlin Byrd. That's the real "economic anxiety."
From the moment Donald Trump rose to political prominence, the pundit class stubbornly clung to “economic anxiety” as the explanation for why white voters can’t quit him. No matter how often the idea was deconstructed, no matter how much evidence contradicted it, and no matter how ridiculous it became, the notion that poverty—not race—was the central fo…