Bottoms Up

America is witnessing a kind of renaissance of working-class culture, but it’s being ushered in by people distinctively not working-class. To understand why middle-class Americans seem so eager to embrace and consume the accoutrements of a working-class lifestyle, Matthew Desmond joins a group of tourists at Milwaukee’s Miller Brewery. Inside he finds plenty of beer as well as nostalgia for blue-collar America, but very few actual workers.