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Hotel CEO: New Airbnb Regulations Should Allow A 'Big Boost' In Hotel Prices

Before the latest legislation limiting Airbnb's reach in New York City was signed into law, the home sharing company suggested it was an attack on the middle class, fueled by the city's powerful hotel industry. Whether or not this is...Show More Summary

Fla. Department of Education Puts Teacher on Probation After Racist, Lewd Jokes 

A Florida middle school teacher was put on probation and ordered to pay a fine after reportedly making racist and lewd jokes during class, according to WFTV. Lauren Ulseth no longer teaches at Lawton Chiles Middle School in Seminole County, where she used to be a technology-education teacher. The Florida Department of Education, which put her on […]

How food affects political regimes

Apparently, a richer diet is associated with an increase in the middle class, which tends towards economic and political independence and democracy-fostering values, according to Andrey Shcherbak, senior research fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the Higher School of Economics.

A Solution For What Ails U.S.? Raise Taxes On The Middle Class, Say Two Economists.

To satisfy the ideological demands of both parties, the U.S. political system has created a tax code that is progressive, as Democrats demand, but, in line with GOP principles, raises too little money to pay for the government that most Americans seem to want. Alan Viard and Sita Nataraj Slavov of the American Enterprise Institute have an incendiary proposal to fix that.

Middle School Student Was Late to Class Because She Found God, Says Dad’s Sarcastic Note

Reader Steven, a middle school teacher, writes that one of his students walked into class a bit tardy with this note from her father.

More Bad News For Phiadelphia: Obamacare Premiums Set To Soar More Than 50%

Yesterday the Obama administration confirmed what many Americans already knew: the monetary pressures imposed by Obamacare on the middle class are becoming unmanageable as a result of the average Obamacare premium set to spike by 25%, or hundreds of dollars of formerly disposable income that will be redirected to what is effectively a tax. Show More Summary

America’s Middle Class Speaks

Source: FT The post America’s Middle Class Speaks appeared first on The Big Picture.

Trump lays out plan for first 100 days in 'Gettysburg Address'

Donald Trump on Saturday unveiled plans for the first 100 days of his presidency, vowing to create 25 million jobs over a decade and middle class tax cuts, as he and Hillary Clinton courted undecided swing state voters. While offering...Show More Summary

How 529 Plans Can Help Reduce Taxes And Pay For College

Whatever the time of year, paying for college is usually on the minds of parents. For the middle class it is especially daunting. The wealthy usually have the means to afford the $50,000 to $60,000 annual cost at some private colleges. And, if a talented student is from an impoverished [...]

Coding classes open new doors for Syrian refugees

Refugee Code Week aims to train more than 10,000 people across the Middle East in much-needed IT skills.

Survey companies hit the streets to fill India's data gaps

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sachin Bhadrasen Jaiswar goes from door to door in a middle class neighborhood outside Mumbai measuring India's economic pulse, one of hundreds of survey takers working for private firms aiming to fill a gap - the lack of reliable data.

Billionaire Clinton "Hillblazer" Pushes New Tax That Funnels Middle Class Money To Wall Street

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, “I find the whole thing astonishing and what’s remarkable is the amount of anger whether it’s on the Republican side or the Democratic side,” the Wall Street mogul said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Show More Summary

Fewer Than 18 Percent of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

As incomes rise and the global middle class expands, the remaining 82 percent of the world who have yet to step foot on an airplane will start flying in big numbers. But does that have to mean an increase in carbon emissions from aviation. John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer for United Technologies, doesn't think so.

Can America’s Middle Class make a Comeback?

By Munir Moon | (Informed Comment) | – – The middle class is getting crushed. But there is hope. The most common argument about the middle class destruction is the declining or…

Great Award Availability on Hawaiian’s New Life Flat Seats to Japan and Australia

Hawaiian Airlines is retrofitting its Airbus A330 aircraft with lie flat business class seats. They'll have three rows of six seats, so only the middle seats have direct aisle access, but it's generally a good product for Hawaii flying. The product launched in June, and they've been adding US West Coast flights. Show More Summary

Obamacare Gives Middle Class A Choice: Buy A House Or Get Health Insurance

The following tweet from Great Stockpix captures not only the reason why the US economy continues to slow down as consumer spending across virtually every category deteriorates, as shown recently courtesy of Bank of America... ... but...Show More Summary

America’s 50-Pound Ball and Chain

America’s economic condition is truly a “tale of two cities.” Upper middle class and wealthy earners have never been more flush thanks in large part to the record liquidity creation of the last eight years as well as to their financial market exposure.

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