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Middle Class Squeeze


Candidates Stop Saying ‘Middle Class’

May 15, 2015 /

by Betsy Wood


Instead of new rhetoric about the middle class, Presidential candidates should invent policies to save it. Presidential candidates are getting creative when it comes to describing the middle class, according...

Obama, Letterman, and the ‘I’ Word

May 6, 2015 /

by Salvatore Babones


If President Obama really wants upward mobility for poor people, then he should support downward mobility at the top. By Salvatore Babones [caption id="attachment_8944" align="alignright" width="300"] On the Late Show...

Our Grand Fortunes, Our Grand Waste

February 8, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati


Good things trickle down from the top, cheerleaders for privilege insist, when wealth concentrates. In real life, suggests economist Robert Frank, inequality makes things worse even for its ostensible beneficiaries.

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