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Carlitos -- Good article. I would add though that there has probably never been a time in our history when we have not had some form of protest, civil unrest and resistance, labor strife, political movements and such by groups who feel marginalized or left behind. That is not unexpected considering the diversity of our country coupled with free market capitalism.
Before the advent of Social Security, we had poor farms or poor houses which required forced labor by the destitute in exchange for food and housing. However, before the advent of poor houses, the paupers had it even worse sometime being auctioned off for servitude.
History of 19th Century American Poorhouses
America's social programs have advanced from the days of paupers and poorhouses, yet there will always be a segment of the population that has been marginalized economically or socially as technology, globalization and market conditions change the demographics of the communities in which they live. They cling to memories of the past...or as Obama once said: "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."
We have discussed the plight of the poor in this website from Job Guarantees to Guaranteed Income to bans on immigration to job retraining and education. I think we have made progress and keep trying, but for some it will never be enough. It is good to see them voting. My problem is that they are often voting against a party or candidate, but the alternatives offer few realistic solutions to correct the economic inequities in society.