How do we make progressive politics appealing to a conservative workforce?

Ben Burgis, contributor to the Jacobin, gets interviewed by the Barricade 

On this special edition of the Barricade’s Podcast, Maria Cernat interviews Ben Burgis, professor at Georgia State University, author of “Give them an Argument: Logic for the Left”, and contributor at The Jacobin and other left-wing political media outlets on the the apparent clash between very progressive, left-wing politics and a conservative workforce. In Romania, 60% of workers earn minimum wage. Yet, there seems to be no political force to address their concerns, represent their interests, or make their voices heard. Why is that? Why is the Left unable to speak a common language with the poor and disenfranchised working force? How is the Left supposed to reconcile progressive politics regarding for example, sexual minorities’ rights, with a poor-yet-conservative workforce?

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