Power Lunch Live

Rhett Power with Cliff Oxford Power Lunch Live Election Edition

November 5, 2020

How did America get here-flipping from a country of sunshine to community squalor, claiming a huge economic bonanza for Wall Street while a freefall for Waycross, Georgia?

Cliff Oxford is the author of A Redneck Reverie: The Rationale for the Trump Phenomenon. His book combines data-driven insights and real life experiences to explain Donald Trump's presidential election and the intersection with rural cultures across America.

In just four decades, America is seeing community squalor that winds through the hollers of West Virginia, the neighborhoods of upstate New York, and thousands of towns like Waycross, Georgia, where I grew up. It even spreads across the plains all the way to San Bernardino, California, and up to timber towns like Fall City, Oregon. Why was that flip a wealth event for Wall Street while being a freefall for Waycross and thousands of other communities, towns, and cities?

A Redneck Reverie: The Rationale for the Trump Phenomenon explains why and then shares a new solution that does not involve government programs and tax cuts, but big checks and jobs to renew America’s hope and dignity. 

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