The most Dickensian moment of 2015 came in November, when the Republicans who would be president gathered to debate in Milwaukee.Outside the debate hall, crowds of actual working people marched for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights.Inside, moderator Neil Cavuto asked billionaire Donald Trump, “As the leading presidential candidate on this stage.… are you sympathetic to the protesters’ cause, since a $15 wage works out to about $31,000 a year?”“I can’t be, Neil,” responded Trump.With “wages too high,” the billionaire complained, “we’re not going to be able to compete against the world.”

Source: The Dickensian Politics of Trump and His Fellow Scrooges | The Nation