As technology and knowledge advanced during the late 20th and early 21st century the requirements for adequate management of increasingly complex productive processes increased exponentially and the bourgeoisie become increasingly dependent on highly educated workers to adequately manage both productive enterprises and the mechanisms of the state. This group of workers forms a significant portion of the proletariat in the United States, but has an ambiguous role with respect to the working class as a whole; being neither in solidarity with the bulk of the working class nor clearly a group which consciously attempts to advance its own interests.
Notes and references
- "Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?" opinion by Neil Gross in The New York Times May 13, 2016