Stateline: "Working-class people rarely have a seat 'at the legislative table' in state capitols" by Robbie Sequeira, March 15, 2024.

Breitbart: "Disney Debuts Deaf Native Superhero as 'Woke' Debate Swirls" by AFP, January 8, 2024.

Pluribus News: "Lawmaker pay battles in citizen legislatures coming back in 2024" by Sophie Quinton, October 18, 2023.

Mother Jones: "Marvel Gives the Best Takes to Bad Guys. Why?" by Chance Townsend, August 23, 2023

Deseret News: "When did the Democratic Party become the party of the upper class?" by Jennifer Graham, June 4, 2023

Boston Globe: "Six years after pay raise law, many top Mass. officials rank as highest paid in the country" by Matt Stout, February 28, 2023

Newsweek: "Voters Don't Care If Politicians Have a Degree. So Why Do They All Have One (or More)?" by Thomas Gift and Julie Norman, January 9, 2023

Washington Post: "Is 'Wakanda Forever' too 'Woke' for Marvel's Own Good?" by Bethany Lacina, Nicholas Carnes, and Lilly J. Goren, November 11, 2022

New York Observer: Unequal Representation (suite of essays) by Oliver Staley and Courtney Vinopal, November 2, 2022

Washington Post: "Trump Didn't Bring White Working-class Voters to the Republican Party. The Data Suggests He Kept Them Away" by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu, April 14, 2021

The Wall Street Journal: "Alex Lasry, a Wealthy Democrat, Is Targeted by Both Parties in Wisconsin Senate Race" by John McCormick, Feb 28, 2021

Vox: "The significance of electing working-class politicians" by Terry Nguyen, Jan 28, 2021

New York Times: "95 Percent of Representatives Have a Degree. Look Where That's Got Us" by Jennifer Senior, Dec 21, 2020

538 Politics (Podcast): "Does Trump Really Have Unique Appeal Among Working-Class Whites?" by Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Micah Cohen and Clare Malone, May 27, 2020

KCUR: "Kansas Legislators Make Laws, But They Don't Make Much Money" by Nomin Ujiyediin, October 12, 2019

Washington Post: "Reducing Trump supporters to 'flyover country' misrepresents them" by Eugene Scott, October 4, 2019

Ottawa Citizen: "How we can help women in politics overcome the 'cash ceiling'" by Tanya Nayler, July 16, 2019

Indypendent: "Lessons on Grassroots Campaigning from 'Councilwoman'" by Peter Rugh, May 9, 2019

US Representative Katie Porter: "Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill to Make It Easier for Working Parents to Run for Office," March 8, 2019

The Washington Post: ""Here's How to Help People Who Have Kids and aren't Rich Run for Congress" by Nicholas Carnes, March 7, 2019

LSE US Centre: "Why we should be paying more attention to lawmakers' occupational backgrounds" by Eric R. Hansen, February 21, 2019

Vox: "Howard Schultz's campaign is based on 3 ideas, and they're all wrong" by Ezra Klein, February 13, 2019

New York Times: "How Every Member Got to Congress" by Sahil Chinoy and Jessia Ma, January 26, 2019

Washington Post / Monkey Cage: "What would actually put more working-class people in office?" by John Sides, January 22, 2019

Las Vegas Sun: "Lawmaker pay raises historically unpopular in Nevada" by Yvonne Gonzalez, December 30, 2018

NBC News: "Councilwoman and hotel housekeeper: Latina lawmaker redefines public service" by Raul A. Reyes, December 27, 2018

Pekin Daily Times: "Why is the U.S. 'government by the rich and for the rich'?" by Bill Knight, December 4, 2018

Vox: "Working-class people are underrepresented in politics. The problem isn't voters." by Nicholas Carnes, October 24, 2018

The Guardian: "Why are so few US politicians from the working class?" by Nicholas Carnes, October 4, 2018

North Carolina Policy Watch: "Nicholas Carnes of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University" by Clayton Henkel, September 16, 2018

Chronicle of Higher Education: "Does It Matter if a Political Candidate Has Steep Student-Loan Debts? Georgians Will Get to Decide" by Dan Bauman, August 15, 2018

The Hill: "Democrats should fully embrace their union roots" by James Feigenbaum, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, and Vanessa Williamson, August 14, 2018

Vice: "The More People Vote, the More Progressives Win" by Sean McElwee and Colin McAuliffe, July 6, 2018

CBC News: "Low pay a barrier to getting young people to run for city council, say millennial politicians" by Andrew Kurjata, June 28, 2018

WNYC: "Why Do Politicians in America Have So Much Money?", May 18, 2018

New York Times: "Right-to-Work Laws Have Devastated Unions -- and Democrats" by James Feigenbaum, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, and Vanessa Williamson, March 8, 2018

Washington Post: "Why the poor don't vote to soak the rich" by Daniel Treisman, February 27, 2018

Washington Post / The Fix: "Roseanne Barr reinforces myth that working-class voters elected Trump" by Eugene Scott, January 11, 2018

Newsweek: "Roseanne Pushes the Myth That Working Class Whites Carried Trump to the Presidency in Her TV Reboot" by Carlos Ballesteros, January 9, 2018

Washington Post / Monkey Cage: "These were our 10 most popular posts of 2017" by E.J. Graff, December 29, 2017 "Congress's Socioeconomic Biases: Does It Matter for Tax Reform?" by Jordan Ragusa, December 7, 2017

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "What would Adam Smith think about this Trump tax reform?" by Nicholas Carnes, September 29, 2017

WRAL: "Duke University's Nicholas Carnes discusses the myth of working-class voters and their unwavering support of President Donald Trump" by Clayton Henkel, June 26, 2017

Raleigh News and Observer: "Duke professor dispels myth about Trump and working-class voters" by Ned Barnett, June 10, 2017

New York Times: "The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought" by Thomas B. Edsall, June 9, 2017

Salon: "Can we finally kill off the zombie lie? Trump's voters mostly weren't the 'white working class'" by Chauncey DeVega, June 7, 2017

Wall Street Journal: "Why Trump Won" by James Freeman, June 6, 2017

Washington Post: "The importance of a cultural blue-collar identity in support for Donald Trump" by Philip Bump, June 5, 2017

Monkey Cage: "It's Time to Bust the Myth: Most Trump Voters Were Not Working Class" by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu, June 5, 2017

Carolina Journal: "Pay raise could lessen regulation" by John Hood, May 24, 2017

Chronicle of Higher Education: "In Congress, Even Lawmakers' Degrees Are a Partisan Issue" by Ben Myers and Peter Olsen-Phillips, May 6, 2017

U Tennessee Daily Beacon: "Panelists tackle inequality, Trump at Baker Center lecture" by Chris Salvemini, April 23, 2017

Duke Chronicle: "State legislators want higher pay to handle financial stress of the job" by Rachel Sereix, February 20, 2017

Duke Chronicle: "State legislators want higher pay to handle financial stress of the job" by Rachel Sereix, February 20, 2017

News and Observer: "Would raising lawmakers' pay help change who runs for office?" by Will Doran, February 16, 2017

Bloomberg: "Illinois Gubernatorial Primary Might Pit a Millionaire Against a Billionaire" by John McCormick, February 15, 2017

Christian Science Monitor: "Senate confirms former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary" by Gretel Kauffman, February 14, 2017

Duke Chronicle: "Higher pay does not entice blue-collar workers to run for political office, study concludes" by Claire Xiao, January 16, 2017

WUNC: "Would Higher Pay For Politicians Put More Working Class People In Office?" by Liz Schlemmer, January 10, 2017

The State: "Higher legislative pay just gets you richer lawmakers, study says," by Bristow Marchant, January 7, 2017

Raleigh News 14: Interview with Nicholas Carnes, January 6, 2017

Pacific Standard: "Few Blue-Collar Americans Hold Office, and the Reason Is Not Low Pay," January 5, 2017

The Siasat Daily: "Higher Pay No Motivation for Working Class to Break into Politics," January 5, 2017

Washington Post: "What happens to the working class when millionaires and billionaires are in charge" by Ana Swanson, December 15, 2016

Washington Post / Monkey Cage: "Voters actually don't prefer wealthy politicians" by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu, December 6, 2016

Toronto Globe and Mail: "Trump's cabinet could be wealthiest administration in U.S. history" by Barrie McKenna, December 1, 2016

Christian Science Monitor: "Trump's millionaire administration: A betrayal of campaign promises?" by Zhai Yun Tan, December 1, 2016

Washington Post: "Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history" by Jim Tankersley and Ana Swanson, November 30, 2016

What Did I Miss (podcast): "Rich Politicians and How You Can Run For Public Office," November 17, 2016

New York Magazine: "By the Way, There Is Little Evidence That Business Experience Makes You Better at Governing" by Matthew Hutson, November 8, 2016

Yes Magazine: "Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money--and Win" by James Trimarco, November 4, 2016

Demos: "Ideologia: Barriers to Latino Representation" by Juhem Navarro-Rivera, August 18, 2016

No Jargon (podcast): "Episode 41: White-Collar Government," July 12, 2016

Salon: "The real masters of the universe: The astounding influence lawyers have on U.S. government and policy" by Sean McElwee and Roberta Barnett, June 12, 2016

Vox: "A Hillary Clinton presidency will greatly boost women's representation in politics, with big policy consequences" by Matthew Yglesias, June 6, 2016

The Nation: "The Key to Making Economic Development More Equitable Is Making It More Democratic" by K. Sabeel Rahman, April 26, 2016

Ways and Means (Podcast): "Episode 5: The Extraordinary Search for Ordinary Politicians," April 21, 2016

MSNBC: "Why Trump's appeal is wider than you might think" by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu, April 8, 2016

Huffington Post: "What's Really at Stake When Congressional Staff Deserve Better Pay" by Linda Forman Naval, March 25, 2016

Raleigh News and Observer: "Walmart veteran says Washington needs more former cashiers" by John Drescher, March 14, 2016

Vox: "What Ted Cruz's Goldman Sachs loan tells us about running for Congress" by Lee Drutman, January 14, 2016

Monkey Cage: "No matter what happens in Sunday's election, Argentina will be governed by the rich. Here's why that matters." by Noam Lupu, November 20, 2015

Boston University Today: "One Class, One Day: The Wire Teaches Politics and Policy" by Joel Brown, November 18, 2015

Bangor Daily News: "Yes on Question 1" by Dick Atlee, October 23, 2015

The Texas Tribune: "Lone Star College to host Economic Inequality, Civic Engagement Conference," October 22, 2015

Medium: "A National Food Policy for the 21st Century" by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador, and Olivier De Schutter, October 5, 2015

MSNBC: "Does Scott Walker's lack of college degree matter?," July 8, 2015

Politico: "Scott Walker didn't finish college. Would that make him a bad president?" by Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu, July 8, 2015

Fiscal Times: "The Flap Over Rubio's Finances Could Help or Hurt Him" by Eric Pianin, June 10, 2015

Washington Post: "How Growing Up Poor Changes Politicians" by Lydia DePillis, May 6, 2015

NPR Marketplace: "The Downside to Being a 'CEO Candidate'" by Stan Alcorn, May 4, 2015

Vox: "Raising Social Security's Retirement Age is a Disaster for the Poor" by Ezra Klein, April 22, 2015

Christian Science Monitor: "Why Millennials Don't Want to Run for Political Office" by Alexander LaCasse, April 11, 2015

Monkey Cage: "Millennials Don't Want to Run for Office" by Shauna Shames, February 24, 2015

FiveThirtyEight: "Chicago's Unemployment Rate Could Cost Rahm Emanuel Votes" by Dan Hopkins, February 23, 2015

Burlington Free Press: "Opinion: Thoughts of a First-time Candidate" by Mike Fife, February 23, 2015

The Diplomat: "The Future of South Korea's Welfare System" by Steven Denney, February 7, 2015

The New York Times: "Why Joni Ernst Talked About Her Tough Upbringing" by Lynn Vavreck, January 21, 2015

Al Jazeera America: "Why Washington's Gridlock Wont Go Away" by Sean McElwee, December 4, 2014

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Communities and Banking Newsletter: "Seeking More Working-Class Americans in Congress" by Nicholas Carnes, December 2, 2014 "The Death of Working-class Politics: How the Wealthy Conquered Congress and Abandoned Blue-collar America" by Sean McElwee, November 22, 2014

Bloomberg News: "Candidates Hit for Wealth in Campaigns Amid Frozen Wages" by Toluse Olorunnipa, November 3, 2014

Hartford Courant: "Malloy Hopes Class Warfare Pays Off" by Daniela Altimari, October 3, 2014

TakePart: "Where Are All the Blue-Collar Candidates?" by Hayley Fox, September 19, 2014

Boston Review: "Fighting Inequality in the New Gilded Age" by K. Sabeel Rahman, September 16, 2014 "The class war in American politics is over. The rich won." by Nick Carnes, September 3, 2014

Pacific Standard: "Working-Class Politicians Aren't Always Best for the Working Class" by Avital Andrews, August 4, 2014

Chicago Tribune: "Rich candidates at risk as Senate up for grabs" by John McCormick, July 9, 2014

NPR Marketplace: "Rich politicians emphasize humble beginnings," June 24, 2014

The Maine Free Press: "'Pragmatic Progressive' of Orono & 'Tom Joad' of the Allagash Vie for Democratic Nomination" by Andy O'Brien, June 5, 2014

Sunlight Foundation: "Congress has very few working class members. Here's why that matters" by Lee Drutman, June 3, 2014

The Atlantic: "Why It Matters That Politicians Have No Experience of Poverty" by Stephen Lurie, June 2, 2014

The Suncoast News: "The Rising of the American Plutocracy" by Marty Moore, April 29, 2014

AlterNet: "3 Feisty Candidates Who Proudly Defend the Working and Middle Class" by Steven Rosenfeld, April 29, 2014

BBC: "The Rich Rule Because Politicians are Rich," April 29, 2014

Talking Points Memo: "Of Course The U.S. Is An 'Oligarchy' -- We Keep Electing The Rich" by Nick Carnes, April 28, 2014

Salon: "The 1 Percent's Midterms Scam: Why It's Not About Which Party Wins In '14," by Michael Lind, April 26, 2014

Excelsior: "Los gobiernos de AL, cercados por la elite," by Carmen Alvarez, April 20, 2014

MSNBC: "What Happens when the 1% Rule," All In with Chris Hayes, April 16, 2014

The Baffler: "Proof of Wealth's Power Over Policy" by Kathleen Geier, April 10, 2014

Washington Post / The Monkey Cage: "The Rich are Running Latin America -- And Why that Matters" by Noam Lupu and Nicholas Carnes, April 8, 2014

Pacific Standard: "The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Proud Kansan Who Wants to Put Middle-Class Americans in Office" by Avital Andrews, April 5, 2014

New Books in Political Science: "White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making" by Heath Brown, March 31, 2014

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: "White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making" by Tom Perriello, Spring 2014 "Assessing Class in Government Policy Making," March 7, 2014

La Vanguardia: "El gobierno de los millonarios" by Marc Bassets, January 26, 2014

Huffington Post: "How the 0.01 Percent Underwrites, And Undermines, Politics" by Paul Blumenthal, January 24, 2014

Chicago Magazine: "If You're Rich, You Probably Think You Deserve It. Here's Why." January 23, 2014

The Boston Globe: "America's White-collar Congress: Factory and Retail Workers Don't Get Elected -- And that Matters, Says Nicholas Carnes" by Matthew Wolfson, January 12, 2014

The Humboldt Beacon: "Does it matter that most members of Congress are millionaires?" by Amber Phillips, January 10, 2014

Huffington Post: "Millionaires Make Up The Majority Of Congress: Here's Why That Hurts Us" by Paul Blumenthal, January 9, 2014

Campaign for the American Reader: "What is Nicholas Carnes Reading?", January 9, 2014

Washington Post / Monkey Cage: "Congress doesn't have to be a Millionaires' Club" by Nicholas Carnes, January 8, 2014

North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC: The State of Things with Frank Statio, January 7, 2014

Washington Post / Monkey Cage: "Millionaires run our government. Here's why that matters." by Nicholas Carnes, January 7, 2014

The Page 99 Test: Nicholas Carnes's "White-Collar Government," December 31, 2013

C-SPAN 2: After Words, hosted by Kim Dixon, Politico, December 14th, 2013

Huffington Post: "Class Rules" by Glenn C. Altschuler, December 6, 2013

WRAL Radio: "Nick Carnes Discusses How the Lack of Working-class Citizens in Legislatures is Shaping Our Policies," November 19, 2013

Princeton Alumni Weekly: "Why Are There So Few Blue-Collar Lawmakers?" by Louis Jacobson, November 13, 2013

Washington Post / Monkey Cage: "Four Takeaways for Democrats from Election Night 2013" by John Sides, November 7, 2013

Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb: "Q&A with Professor Nicholas Carnes" by Deborah Kalb, November 1, 2013

Detroit Free Press: "Those Governing For The People Are Not OF The People" by Nicholas Carnes, October 17, 2013

Newark Star-Ledger: "Can Blue-collar Pols Fix This White-collar Mess?" by Nicholas Carnes, October 15, 2013

Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times: "Blue-collar Candidates Needed for Our White-collar Government" by Nicholas Carnes, October 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Raleigh News and Observer: "We Need Blue-collar Candidates" by Nicholas Carnes, October 10, 2013

WLOB Radio Southern Maine: TideSmart Talk with Stevoe, October 6, 2013

Fox 22 Bangor: "Duke University Professor Comes to Maine" by Karina Bolster, October 3, 2013

WZON Bangor (@ 2hrs 2mins): The Pulse Morning Show with Don Cookson, October 2, 2013

Bangor Daily News: "How Poorer Politicians can Shatter the Cash Ceiling" by Nicholas Carnes, October 1, 2013

NPR/The Protojournalist: "Are There Too Many 'Hillionaires' In Washington?" by Linton Weeks, September 19, 2013

Condistintosacentos: "Como Afecta el Gobierno de los Privilegiados a la Democracia?" escrito por Nicholas Carnes y Noam Lupu, el 15 Septiembre 2013

SSN Basic Facts: "The Promise of Union Programs that Recruit and Support Workers to Run for Public Office" by Nicholas Carnes and David Broockman, August 2013

Duke Center for Instructional Technology: "TBL in My Course: An Interview with Nicholas Carnes, Sanford School of Public Policy" by Randy Riddle, August 1, 2013

WonkBlog / Washington Post: "The U.S. has Few Farmers. So Why Does Congress Love Farm Subsidies?" by Brad Plumer, July 12, 2013

SSN Forum on Money in Politics: "The Cash Ceiling" by Nicholas Carnes, July 2013

The Globe and Mail: "Taxpayers Oblivious to the Cost of Farm Subsidies" by Barrie McKenna, July 7, 2013

MyFox8 Greensboro: "Congress of Millionaires" by Bob Buckley, June 17, 2013

NPR: Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, May 9, 2013

WonkBlog / Washington Post: "A New Study Says Politicians Don't Favor the Rich. That's Debatable" by Dylan Matthews, May 7, 2013

WonkBlog / Washington Post: "If the Millionaires' Party Ever Gets its Act Together, Watch Out" by Ezra Klein, May 6, 2013

New Republic: "Political Science in the Crosshairs: Republicans Defund Academic Studies Whose Lessons They Don't Want to Learn" by Timothy Noah, March 22, 2013

Sanford Insights: "Flipping the Classroom: Duke Emphasizes Teaching with Technology, Peer Learning" by Karen Kemp, Spring 2013

Tea Party Thunder: "'Mad Men' & the Specter of Helter-Skelter Politics" by Joseph Lamb, February 27, 2013

Truthout.Org: "What is the State of OUR Union -- Yours and Mine?" by Laura Flanders, February 12, 2013

The Raleigh News and Observer: "A Tax Reform Plan that Rewards the Wealthy and Stalls the State" by Nick Carnes, January 25, 2013

Sanford Insights: "Where are the Blue-Collar Candidates?", Fall 2012

Public Radio Tulsa: Studio Tulsa with Rich Fisher, October 29, 2012

Sanford School News: "The Elected U.S. Government is Mostly Millionaires", October 22, 2012

Too Much: "Inequality by the Numbers", October 22, 2012

NPR: On Point with Tom Ashbrook, October 18, 2012

CBS Philly: The Buzz Bissinger Show, October 16, 2012

The Wall Street Journal Online: "The Weighting Game" by James Taranto, October 15, 2012

The New York Times Sunday Review: "Which Millionaire Are You Voting For?" by Nicholas Carnes, October 13, 2012

KPSI Palm Springs: The Desert Today w/ Steve Kelly, September 25, 2012

Wisconsin Public Radio: The Joy Cardin Show, September 20, 2012

The Sanford Journal: "What's the Matter with Kansas Again?" by Nicholas Carnes, September 19, 2012

The Cap Times: "Born on Third Base, GOP Stars Would Block Others From First" by Paul Fanlund, September 10, 2012

NPR: "Inside Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan's Budget Plan" by David Gura, August 13, 2012

Annenberg: "Prince Or Pauper: Does Financial Status Matter To Voters?" by Daniel Rothberg, July 10, 2012

CNN Money: "The One Percenters in Congress" by Tami Luhby, May 8, 2012

Daily Kos: "Congress Gets Richer and the Gap Between Government and Working People Grows" by Laura Clawson, December 27, 2011

Washington Post: "Growing Wealth Widens Distance between Lawmakers and Constituents" by Peter Whorisky, December 26, 2011

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Too Much: "Greed at a Glance" by the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good, September 19, 2011

WonkBlog / Washington Post: "What a Politician's Former Job Can Tell You" by Brad Plumer, September 16, 2011

538 / New York Times: "Social Status and How the Elected Vote" by John Sides, September 12, 2011

News21: "Politically Unequal" by Jessica Flores, Summer 2011

Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: "What if Senators Represented People by Income or Race, Not by State?" by Andrew Gelman, February 7, 2010