Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? explains
the sharpening class inequalities in the United States
and the resulting conflicts accelerated by today’s
slow-burning world depression. It takes apart
the self-serving rationalizations of a growing layer of
well-paid professionals that their schooling and
“brightness” equip them to “regulate” the lives of
working people, who can’t be trusted to know
what’s in our own interests.
In the coming battles forced upon us by the
capitalist rulers, says Jack Barnes, workers will begin to
transform ourselves and our attitudes toward life, work,
and each other. Only then will we discover our
own worth and learn what we’re capable of becoming.
Introduction by Steve Clark, photos, index.