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Issue 411 – 01/29/2021

Jan 29, 2021 | Fifteen on Friday

This week’s highlights: Gamestop, Social Class, and Christian Pulisic

Issue 411

What Do We Do With Social Class?

The story of the week has no doubt been the price action in shares of Gamestop which has gone hyperbolic as a result of a group of Reddit (an online message board) users banding together to target companies that are highly shorted, thereby forcing large hedge funds to buy shares (at higher prices) to cover the shorts – one hedge fund booked a loss over $2bn as a result. 

The subtext surrounding the story is that this is an action of the proletariat, the average Joe’s, against the bourgeois hedge funds – payback for the Wall Street bailouts of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.  Regardless of whether this narrative is actually true (hint – there’s a lot more going on here IMO), it has won popular opinion for the week. 

As Americans, there is something anathematic about social class that runs contrary to our egalitarian ethos.  Yet to Europeans, it is simply reality.  How we wrestle with these dynamics is a front and center dynamic as we come to the late stages of this era of capitalism.   You’ll find a handful of articles this week touching on this issue from a few different vantage points.

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