American middle class

President Trump, in his victory celebration over the passage of the Republican tax bill today, said it was a big Christmas
In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, more than 170 events will take place today across California. Hosted by manufacturers
Growth and opportunity require robust new business creation.
As expected, the war on science and the environment is underway. The president’s proposed budget is the starting point of
For an increasing number of Americans, disappearing opportunity is a source of anxiety and frustration. They feel unable to find a foothold in the economy and, over time, better their lot in life.
President Obama's stance on TPP is that Americans should trust him. But even for those who fundamentally support free trade, the experience of the last half-century is hard to square with the president's conviction.
There is no longer a majority of the middle class, which has been decimated most recently by the busted housing bubble, but over a much longer period by the loss of those jobs dominating the post WWII economy that migrated overseas and blighted cities and even suburbs as a consequence.
Based on average pre-tax income earned by the third quintile, or the middle 20% of earners in each state, middle class incomes
Globalization has mostly benefited the rich and the rising Asian middle class at the expense of the middle class in the West. The choice would seem either plutocracy and globalization -- or populism and a halt to globalization. Another solution would imply more substantial redistribution policies in the rich world.
The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans
The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. Read more on The New York Times
I began to feel I had slipped so low that I was no longer respected. I lost self confidence. I stopped talking about my writing. Soon nobody knew that I was a writer or that I'd ever gone to college. Nobody knew me. I became invisible.
As the American middle class contracts it is worth considering the ramifications this might have on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. Generally speaking, angry people going nowhere fast are less receptive to arguments in favor of minority rights