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Middle Class

Why Inequity Is The Biggest Issue In Public Education

Quora | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education

We actually need to go beyond equal resources for schools, because our highest-need students require more resources than their counterparts who have every educational advantage. Hence, to achieve equity, we need to be prepared to invest more in our schools and students that have the greatest needs.

The Great Unraveling

Bill Shireman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Bill Shireman

Viewed in isolation, the fall of the EU in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S. both reflect high-risk gambles by disillusioned voters to upend the establishment they blame for economic and cultural turmoil.

The Growing Diet Divide Between Rich And Poor In America

STAT | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Much like our politics and our incomes, the way Americans eat is becoming more and more divided

Privileged People Should Admit They Live In A Bubble

Murray Forseter | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

I live in a bubble because I don't fully understand or wish to accept that too many of my fellow countrymen outside my bubble have displayed a preference for a boob and bigot rather than a competent politician from either party.

Choose Right Now

Craig Snyder | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Craig Snyder

For the last three years, I've told your classmates that yours is the most important generation in human history, that you stand as the bridge between the adolescence and the potential for the adulthood of humanity.

Electionomics - The High Stakes for American Workers in the 2016 Elections

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is that the presidential race has already become a contest o...

When Experts Get Stunned: Fed Tightening Cycle May Stimulate Inflation

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.

Why We're Hardwired to Believe in the American Dream

Helen Zhao | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Helen Zhao

Despite the deteriorating health of the American dream, many still feel just as strongly about it. In a Pew Research Center survey, 64 percent of re...

The Middle Class

Justin Curmi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

What effects does the middle class have on a society and its political structure? Can they unhinge social norms and bring upon social reform?

Easy Money and the Fed's War on the Middle Class

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

As a high level organization that manipulates monetary apparatuses, the Fed merely feigns concern about inflation as a theoretical risk.

Africa's rising middle class: time to sort out fact from fiction

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria Since the turn of the century the middle classes of the global South have taken centre stage in economic polic...

The Great Middle Class Awakening and Its Torchbearer

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

But Smith is not a polemicist. He uses the reporter's tools, honed over decades in Moscow and Washington and on big stories, like the civil rights movement and the fall of the Soviet Union, to make his points against the assault on the middle class.

An Embarrassment of Riches: Why Rich is Never Rich Enough

Gabe Fenigsohn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Gabe Fenigsohn

Embed from Getty Images When Governor Chris Christie famously said, "I don't consider myself a wealthy man," the $699,000 earner with a net worth of...

Trump and Right-Wing Nationalism

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The success of Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing nationalism in the United States should come as no great surprise, considering the strength of right-wing movements in many other developed nations.

What's Killing the American Middle Class?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's true that the middle class is dying, but not from natural causes. It's being killed. What -- and, for that matter, who -- is responsible for its slow death?

One Map That Shows How The Middle Class Is Getting Squeezed

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

In America, everyone likes to think of themselves as middle-class. But the portion of the population that can actually make that claim based on their ...

Social Security Works for America

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

In the heat of a Presidential election season and in light of a media that earns ratings by focusing on our divisions, we can forget that we are the United States of America. Although we may disagree among ourselves on many matters, some important concerns unite us. One of those unifying subjects is our Social Security system.

Population Explosion

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Paul Mashegoane

The 20th century experienced the highest population growth in all human history that according to current projections, there won't be another singular...

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

The Fox in Hillary Clinton's Hen House (Hint: It's Not News Corp)

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

The next U.S. President will appoint three, possibly four, Supreme Court Justices. If that person is Trump, those justices will be right-wing hardliners who believe in the supremacy of the corporate oligarchy.

What Chobani's Employee Stock Ownership Plan Means for the Middle Class?

Joseph Blasi | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Joseph Blasi

Last week Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya gave his workers a taste of capitalism by granting them a share in the value of the company.

Neal Gabler Is Not a Voice of the Struggling Middle Class

Nathan Timmel | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Nathan Timmel

Since landing a cover story in The Atlantic, The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans, he's been interviewed multiple times. I've stumbled across him on NPR, online, and the radio program On Point.

17 Middle Class Jobs That Are Disappearing

24/7 Wall St. | Jenny Che | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business

The nation’s middle class has been shrinking at what some call an alarming rate, and even as the nation’s job market is expected to grow, demand f...

10 Reasons You Should Lease a Car

Grant Cardone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Grant Cardone

I have been around the auto industry for 30 years starting my career there. I have been lucky enough to work with the top car dealers and manufacture...

Race, Class, Jobs and the 2016 Earthquake

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You could blame the rage of many Trump supporters on a backlash against a black president and against fear of immigrants. But that lets purely economic factors off the hook too easily. Today, the economy is on the mend, but that average progress isn't improving the life horizons of most people.