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Shrinking Middle Class

America's Ghost Dance with Trump

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

In watching aghast the incomprehensible ascendancy of Donald Trump, I am struck with a sense of déjà vu. Where else have I heard of a people, drowning in despair, who clutch for a life raft of false promises? And then it comes back to me.

The Middle Class Is No Longer America's Economic Majority

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

There are now more low-income and high-income Americans combined than there are people in the middle class, a study released Wednesday found. Accordi...

The Middle Class Has Gotten Smaller In Every State Since 2000

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

America’s middle class is shrinking in every state in America.

WSJ: It Can Be Tough Out There For A Family Making $400,000 A Year

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.11.2014 | Media

To any of the 50 million Americans currently living in poverty, an annual household income of $400,000 probably sounds like a dream come true. Even to...

Median Incomes Fall For 5th Straight Year, With Inequality At Record High

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business

No wonder so few Americans seem to think their economy is in recovery: They keep getting poorer. Unless they are rich, in which case they keep getting...

The Truth About Jobs: Why Both Sides Are Wrong

Stacy Johnson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money
Stacy Johnson

Barack Obama says the recovery is underway, and all our economy needs is a little stimulus. Mitt Romney says what this country needs is a president with experience in creating jobs. The truth is that neither camp is admitting the truth.

You Can Still Make It... If You Know Where To Live

Marcus Baram | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Marcus Baram

The American dream may be more out of reach, but it's not impossible to achieve.

CNBC: Shrinking Middle Class? No Problem!

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

It must be nice to live in CNBC's world, the best of all possible worlds, where the glasses are always half-full and the rich get richer but the poor don't get poorer.

If Only it Were 99 Percent -- or Even 80 Percent -- Versus the Rich

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Without the restoration of middle class jobs for Americans, the lights will not go back on and support for education will continue to fade.

Nonprofits Unable To Keep Up With Growing Suburban Poverty, New Reports Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The national recession has had a suffocating impact on the middle class, with high rates of unemployment, home foreclosure and other hardships pushing...

Single Mother Scrimps And Saves To Keep Family Afloat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Sue Spencer, a single mother of two in New Hampshire, paying the bills isn't always easy. NPR reports she earns $42,000 a year, close to the nati...

Arianna Huffington: The Shrinking Middle Class

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an interview with Yahoo Tech Ticker on Wednesday, Arianna said that a shrinking middle class is causing America to resemble a third world nation. ...