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Globalization Helps the Rich & Asia While Hurting the Middle Class in the West. Here's What Can Be Done About It

Branko Milanovic | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Branko Milanovic

Globalization has mostly benefited the rich and the rising Asian middle class at the expense of the middle class in the West. The choice would seem either plutocracy and globalization -- or populism and a halt to globalization. Another solution would imply more substantial redistribution policies in the rich world.

'Upscale Hispanics' Could Help Rebuild U.S. Middle Class

VOXXI | Kim Piston | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

They’re being called the most influential segment since the baby boomers. They accounted for 29 percent of the overall Hispanic spend in 2012, a num...

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...

The One Percent Is HOW MUCH Richer Than You Are?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

The rich are getting even richer as most other Americans fall behind. Households in the wealthiest one percent were 288 times richer than the media...

Knowledge Wins

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

2012-08-27-scblog.pngWhen we think of poverty, what do we think of? Food stamps? Emaciated children? Tin shacks? Empty refrigerators?

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...

Don't Believe the NATO Hype: Alternatives Exist to War, Economic Crises

Joseph Gerson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Joseph Gerson

As the NATO summit in Chicago approaches, misplaced paranoia is striking deep. Here are 10 reasons why we're coming to Chicago for the Counter Summit.