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Economy

Book Explores “When the White, Working Class Turned Against Liberalism”

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David Paul Kuhn, author of Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution, talks about his book that centers on a riot in May 1970 in downtown NYC pitting college students against construction workers. Kuhn discusses the continuing legacy of the riot including the move of the working class towards Republicans and away from their traditional base in the Democratic Party.

Economy
Robin A. Johnson is a governmental relations, public policy and political consultant. He is an expert on government reform issues and has consulted with numerous local governments on consolidation/merger, public-private partnerships and full-cost accounting of public services. Robin has also helped candidates win elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, state legislature, judiciary and local government. Robin served as a consultant to the Office of Statewide Performance Review in the Illinois Governor’s Office and is former director of the Illinois Center for Competitive Government, a partnership between the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Prior to that, he was Director of the Local Government Affairs Division of the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. Robin served on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) in 1999-2000.