Link to a video of a lecture by Jodi Dean:
“Four Theses on the Comrade”
(Note: Dean begins speaking at about 12:00 minutes in; fast forward to that point)
Her distinction between “survivors” and “systems” here, and suggestions for moving past that dichotomy, are very useful. See also Crowds and Party Review and “The Limits of the Web in an Age of Communicative Capitalism”
Link to an article by Matthew Stewart:
“The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy”
It is worth noting that the discussion of “tax expenditures” in this article is confused, as explained by economists in the MMT school of thought.
Bonus Links: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, The Theory of the Leisure Class, Democracy and Education, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, The Trouble With Diversity, The Social Structures of the Economy, “Extreme Cities,” …And the Poor Get Prison, “The Myth of Populism,” “Social Service or Social Change?,” “The Revolt of the Salaried Bourgeoisie”