single shylock in The Merchant of Venice day for the next four years. If it fails, the company noted, its results will be materially and adversely affected. Civil Societya complex welter of intermediate institutions, including businesses, voluntary associations, educational institutions, clubs, unions, media, charities, and churchesbuilds, in turn, on the family, the primary instrument by which people are socialized into their culture and given the skills that allow them to live. In the kind of shabby-genteel family that I am talking about there is far more consciousness of poverty than in any working-class family above the level of the dole. A shabby genteel family is in much the same position as a family of 'poor whites' living in a street where everyone else is a Negro. They seem not to see that they are merely giving colour to the notion that working-class people are dirty from choice and not from necessity. To the Editor: Allow me, a mere four-wheeler, to address long-haul truck drivers: If not for you, we would not have groceries on our tables, fresh produce, home improvement products, building material, cars or packages on our doorsteps (just to name a few transportables)! But it is quite different for the poor devils lower down who are struggling to live genteel lives on what are virtually working-class incomes. If I drank from it after all those lower-class male mouths I felt certain I should vomit; on the other hand, if they offered it to me I dared not refuse for fear of offending them-you see here how the middle- class squeamishness works both. The writer is president and chief executive of the American Trucking Associations. You advised me of traffic delays so that I might divert my route.
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It takes a lot of guts to be openly such a skunk as that. He would be ready to die on the barricades, in theory anyway, but you notice that he still leaves his bottom waistcoat button undone. In a complicated industrial and commercial state constant employment at regular wages is impossible; while dole-supported unemployment, at anything like the wages of employment, is demoralizing to begin with and ruinous at its more or less quickly arriving end. To me in my early boyhood, to nearly all children of families like mine, 'common' people seemed almost sub- human. You watched a great sweaty navvy walking down the road with his pick over his shoulder; you looked at his discoloured shirt and his corduroy trousers stiff with the dirt of a decade; you thought of those nests and layers of greasy rags below, and. A friend they are passing calls out and asks them where they have borrowed. But the English are growing visibly cleaner, and we may hope that in a hundred years they will be almost as clean as the Japanese.
Road to the Middle Class - by Christopher Chantrill
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