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America's Biggest Divide: Winners and Losers;by Neal Gabler

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' You have to be a winner to have any respect, including self-respect, is Trump’s message; billions make people immune from transgressions.We are a “winner-take-all” society where even the psychic rewards go to a relatively small segment and the rest are disdained. That is Trump’s society.But there is a problem with this beyond the obvious one that a society that measures its value in monetary terms is a stunted one. The bigger problem is that the winner/loser typology has taken hold at the very time when social immobility has never been higher in America, where the chances of escaping one’s social stratum is terribly small. By Trump’s reckoning, most of us are destined to be losers. More, we are literally born losers.'

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