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class warfare

This page is about the dysphemism class warfare

Meaning: class struggle, or efforts to have wealth and power shared more equally among different social classes

For example:

  • Whenever we talk about increasing the mimimum wage, we're accused of waging "class warfare".

  • What's wrong with so-called "class warfare" if it helps solve the problem of inequality?

Mostly used by wealthy or conservative people when referring to efforts made by progressive people to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

Quick Quiz:

Who's most likely to accuse people of "class warfare"?

a. a highly-paid executive

b. a highly-trained soldier

c. a poorly-paid worker

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Contributor: Matt Errey