The Problem of the American Gentry — Market Mad House

Strangely, one of the biggest impediments to progress in America is something few observers notice: America’s gentry. If you need a definition of gentry Tides of History podcaster Patrick Wyman provides one in a great essay for The Atlantic.

“Gentry are, by definition, local elites,” Wyman writes. The extent to which they wield power in their locality, and how they do so, is dependent on the structure of their regime.



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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.