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Middle Class Income

One Totally Overlooked Middle Class Problem

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have mis...

Are You Actually Middle Class?

CNBC | Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: The middle class: it's the world's biggest consumer group and its growing spending power should push global consumer spending up by nearly a...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Inequality In U.S. Is Scarily High, Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

President Obama acknowledged Monday that inequality is on the rise "even though the economy is growing." That growth hasn't helped many people who los...

Policy Matters! Wednesday's Income, Poverty, and Insurance Coverage Data

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A year ago, President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act. The fact that Congress was unwilling to approve these jobs measures is one reason middle class families continue to struggle and why the growth that we are generating is doing an end run around them. In fact, if you think back to 2011, instead of debating jobs measures that could have helped middle class and low-income workers, what was Congress fighting about? Whether or not to default on the national debt. And now there's the specter of the fiscal cliff, another potential self-inflicted wound to an economy that needs a shot in the arm not a punch in the head.

5 Sad Charts About The Middle Class

Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

Things aren’t going very well for the middle class right now. If you don’t believe us, take a look at these charts. Over the past decade, midd...

Study: Boost In Union Membership Would Be A Boon To Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

If the incomes of the union rank-and-file rose by just a tenth, middle-class incomes would go up $1,479 per year -- even for those who aren’t member...

Americans Treading Water In Gulf Between Rich And Poor

AP | JIM FITZGERALD and VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A Wall Street adviser leaves early for work to avoid panhandlers at his suburban train station. In coal country, a suddenly...

Obama's Health Care Is 'The Biggest Attack' On Wealth Inequality In 20 Years: NYT

nytimes.com | David Leonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday ...

Income Inequality Is At An All-Time High: STUDY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Income inequality in the United States is at an all-time high, surpassing even levels seen during the Great Depression, according to a recently update...