If you didn’t read it, I wrote a major feature in City Journal on the struggles of working class Scott County, Indiana. It’s a deep dive into one of America’s challenged working class communities and its efforts to fight back against its problems.
I just recorded a podcast on the subject, and explored a bit more of the similar problems that await many other similar communities. I also dive in a bit to what I see as a big looming problem, namely the passing away of the baby boom generation that represents the last predominantly socially and economically intact generation in some family lines. If the podcast doesn’t display for you, click over to listen on Soundcloud.