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J.D. Vance
Author of (buy here: ), investor at Mithril Capital
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J.D. Vance 1h
I'm not sure. This is undoubtedly partly true. But there's also a culture problem among the elite driving this clustering.
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J.D. Vance 2h
I would read anything written by Avik Roy, who recently started his own think tank. Very smart guy.
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J.D. Vance 2h
Welp, I never claimed to be perfect. But I'm not sure how to have a conversation besides saying "this is what I meant."
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J.D. Vance 2h
(and I'm not sure if I buy atypical based on one website reference. I have certainly seen it used in other ways.)
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J.D. Vance 2h
At any rate, that is how I meant it, not sure what else to say
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J.D. Vance 2h
"not in control of your language at the most critical place" doesn't strike me as especially constructive
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J.D. Vance 2h
but many Appalachians have had a much different reaction. I appreciate that there are conflicting opinions!
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J.D. Vance 2h
Why don't you buy it? Do you think I'm lying? This has always been how I meant it.
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J.D. Vance 2h
Though I did mean it to have a double meaning, "elegy" (not dead) for the hillbilly, "elegy" (for the dead) for my grandparents
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J.D. Vance 2h
I believe you and I (or maybe someone else) went back and forth on this. "Elegy" isn't only for the dead, in my mind
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J.D. Vance 2h
If that's true, I can only plead its meaning, which I took quite literally: a sad song, a lament, etc.
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J.D. Vance 2h
this piece captures what I think of as a core takeaway.
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J.D. Vance 2h
well then perhaps I could have done better. But my goal was to show the complexity of the challenges
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J.D. Vance 2h
Well, I'm sorry you feel that way. It's a term we used lovingly in my family, especially because it was levied against us a lot
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J.D. Vance 2h
It's not all about character and pulling yourselves up. The lesson of my book is that we all need help.
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J.D. Vance 2h
That's not my view, Cheri. I was lucky, and had a really loving Mamaw and Papaw.
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J.D. Vance 2h
I'm sure that I could engage more effectively sometimes. But sometimes I just do disagree and it's important to say so.
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J.D. Vance 3h
My view is that defending myself against charges that I'm not "one of us" hillbillies is a reasonable approach.
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J.D. Vance 3h
I think when someone says I only drove through or "visited" eastern KY, it's fair to ask them whether they've read my book.
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J.D. Vance 3h
Not that there aren't obviously criticisms, most of which I've read (and usually disagree with, sometimes don't.)
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