Tweet by Paul Musgrave, assistant professor of political science at UMass Amherst:
The Simpsons used to be viewed as a portrait of a lower-middle class family. They had a house, car, job security, and a single wage-earner who didn’t graduate college. These days, that’s beyond unattainable.
The Simpsons premiered in December 1989. What has changed in the intervening 30 years is the destruction of the middle class and Middle America. The US is not wisely led.
1989: mr. burns is a dick. 2019: i would literally weep with relief if my boss offered me this kind of job security.