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America’s Economic Insecurity

From the comfort of my office in Seattle, it is easy to forget that a big part of America is hurting. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, progressives were awash in equal parts introspection, self-loathing, and grumbling about a part of the country many here on the West Coast do not understand. But I do. I was born in Plymouth, Indiana, where early on my family lived in a mobile home park across from Centennial Park not too far away from the little hospital where I was born. I grew up and spent most of my childhood in small towns in northern Indiana.