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Middle Class America

Universities and the Public Good

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.29.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Behind all of the arguments about the need for training to fill the millions of unclaimed jobs that will require advanced training, there is an even deeper and more fundamental truth. As we prepare our workers, we must educate our citizens.

Is The Middle Class Dying?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

There is an implicit promise in America that as long as you work hard, you can raise a family and lead a comfortable life. But is the U.S. keeping thi...

Corporations Plan for Post-Middle-Class America

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Bernard Starr

American business has eliminated untold numbers of other middle class jobs. That's why the employment and housing markets are struggling, food stamp use is at an all-time high and the ranks of the working poor are swelling, while corporate profits soar.

President Obama: "Final Assembly Required" Spurs Middle Class Jobs Faster Than "Made in America"

Jigar Shah | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

While I commend the president for pushing us to drive an economy that is built to last, I think in our global economy, stamped "Made in America" is not the only goal when it comes to building the things that give us pride.

The Undercover Mother

Deborah Gaines | Posted 02.04.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

Here in the suburbs, I meet middle-aged people who feel they've sacrificed their "real" selves for a deadening life of Subarus and softball practice. Frankly, I can't relate to these complaints. Take it from someone who knows: It's not that hard to stay poor or make stupid decisions about your relationships.

Occupy Denver: Future Middle-Class Calls for Help

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Corporate America is finally getting treated to its Arab Spring. Will it listen?

Peter S. Goodman

No Jobs, No Leadership: Obama's Big Fail | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

You can parse the numbers however you like, but the latest snapshot of the labor market released by the government on Friday tells a dismal story that...

Sam Stein

CNN's Kiran Chetry Spars With Orszag Over 'Middle Class' Tax Cut | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There is a strong (though by no means universal) consensus that if the Obama administration wants to make a serious dent in the federal deficit, it wi...