Bruce:

Another fine essay.

“They have resources in their churches and communities that could be used to help them reorder decent lives”

And that too will soon be taken away from them as our Progressive elites continue their ongoing assault on tradition and ALL *mediating* institutions between the government and the citizen. Without such institutions, there is but one recourse – become dependent upon the Progressive State and it’s beneficience.

You are quite right regarding the corporate types who apparently care not a whit about the American worker. With their insistence upon an unlimited cheap supply of labor via unrestricted immigration, “gaming” of the Regulatory State for their own advantage causing higher prices for the citizen and submission to, or acceptance of the politically correct position, it is no wonder that many of this segment of the population has all but given up hope.

AND YET, they soldier on.
I wonder for how long they will continue to do so.