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Lower Middle Class

An American Elegy

Frank Islam | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

The days of labor have passed. Labor Day for all of those in the working and lower middle class who toil in blue collar and white collar jobs and make so little in wages that they qualify for food stamps and public aid.

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

Leon Friedman | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics
Leon Friedman

So why does the white, lower middle class, population continue to favor the Republicans despite the fact that the economic promises of the party have been shown to be bogus? Partly it is a cultural phenomenon.

Our Loss in Wealth Shows We're All in This Together

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money
Tiziana Dearing

If you live in America, and not under a rock, you probably heard that the Fed announced earlier this week that U.S. wealth fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 through 2010.

New Figures Detail Depth Of Unemployment Misery, Lower Earnings For All But Super Wealthy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The numbers that form the basis for the story below are "erroneous." Bloomberg News reports that on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, the Social Security ...

The Middle Class: How We Got One and Why We Need to Keep it

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the strong overlap between American values and middle class values, being middle class is often assumed to be the socio-economic state of nature by American. The history of the American middle class, however, is quite different.