“I used to work for NASA, had a sweet job making $29.90 an hour. Then Obama come in and said, ‘We don’t need no space program no more.’”
In these relatively affluent towns, voters are less inclined to care if Pete has 40 billionaires, as Sanders noted in Friday’s debate at Saint Anselm College, contributing to his campaign.
This year, workers’ rights, the economy, and wealth distribution are focal points in the campaigns of progressive Democratic candidates, particularly US senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Andrew Yang. But do the candidates have a clear policy for government reform that integrates the new nature of business and protects gig workers?
After the days spent traveling New Hampshire in search of novel insights prognosticating the coming months of our political spectacle, of inroads to the minds of candidates and organizers seeking leadership roles in our market of ideas and government jobs, to compare the frame of mind of the wide-eyed visiting volunteers and resident voters of outsize influence with those in my home community, and to generally learn whether I could fairly expect my anxieties to be quieted by our process, I was left vexed.
Music is the original gig economy, and the concerns of the musical underclass are shaped by America at large.