Middle school students interested in learning how to prepare healthy food can attend a seminar on Friday, Sept. 29. The “Chopped Jr.” class will show sixth- to eighth-grade students how to properly handle food and prepare snacks. Attendees must pre-register before Wednesday, Sept. 27. Cost is $10 per student. If you go When: 6:30 p.m. […]
ROBERT SAMUELSON: THE MIDDLE CLASS MAKES A COMEBACK. The middle class is back — or so it seems. That’s the message from the Census Bureau’s latest report on “Income and Poverty in the United States.” The news is mostly good. The income of the median household (the one exactly in the middle) rose to a […]
Robert Samuelson: The middle class makes a comeback. The middle class is back — or so it seems. That’s the message from the Census Bureau’s latest report on “Income and Poverty in the United States.” The news is mostly good. The income of the median household (the one exactly in the middle) rose to a […]
Daniel Defoe once summarized early 18th century England’s class strata as The great, who live profusely The rich, who live plentifully The middle sort, who live well The working trades, who labour hard, but feel no want The country people, farmers, etc. who fare indifferently The poor, who fare hard The miserable, that really pinch […]
artificial turf field in neighboring Norcross, GA My suburb-city is cutting down 300 trees to install two artificial turf playing fields at a public middle school. These will be used for sports leagues at night and for PE classes during the weekdays. Show More Summary
Recent trends have produced positive statistics, but forces undermining the middle class may reach back farther than many economists have thought.
From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina was seen as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a predominantly European immigrant population, a strong middle class, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. Show More Summary
Does anyone honestly think that the California Legislature’s complete abandonment of the middle class is unrelated to the state’s highest-in-the-nation poverty rate? This past week presented a stark contrast in the Golden State. First, the controller reported state tax proceeds from all categories are exceeding budget projections. Show More Summary
Build-A-Bear Workshop, that store the middle classes go to for gifts when their rich relatives have a baby, is currently cross-promoting with Pokemon, allowing you to get your very own Meowth to snuggle up with on those cold nights.The...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump seems to be backpedaling on comments Wednesday, when he suggested rates could go higher for rich people. Continue reading ? The post Trump says he wants tax cuts for middle class, not just rich Americans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
When then-Gov. Ronald Reagan signed into law the California Environmental Quality Act in 1970, he and its authors could not have foreseen what the landmark legislation would become decades later: a law stretched so far beyond its original intent that it threatens to turn the Golden State’s economy...
"The future existence of the middle-class hinges on whether we reverse the trends of growing racial economic inequality." America is heading toward “a racial and economic apartheid state.” As the country becomes more diverse, today’s...Show More Summary
The American middle class just got a little richer. On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2016 American Community Survey, an annual survey that measures various economic, social, and housing data among US residents. According...Show More Summary
'Luis Perez-Brava, a professor at MIT, thinks that we've probably been watching too many Terminator movies for us to really understand what AI actually is. It will (hopefully) (knock on wood) be much less hyper-intelligent humanoid killing machines and more of a sidekick role. Show More Summary
America’s middle class is under assault. And as our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it’s also becoming poorer. Since 1983, national median wealth has declined by 20 percent, falling from $73,000 to $64,000 in 2013. And U.S. homeownership has been in a steady decline since 2005. While we often hear about the struggles of […]
The Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development) published a new 25-page study this week that has grim news on the economic racial divide. The team of four authors scrutinizedShow More Summary
President Trump held a meeting with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on Wednesday in the White House. After the meeting Trump told the media he is looking at a 15 percent corporate rate to keep the country competitive. The president said he will focus on tax cuts to the working class. Show More Summary
“The incomes of middle-class Americans rose last year to the highest level ever recorded by the Census Bureau, as poverty declined and the scars of the past decade’s Great Recession seemed to finally fade,” the Washington Post reports. “Median household [...]
America's middle class is booming. Between 2015 and 2016, US median household income rose 3.2% from $57,230 to $59,039, according to a new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. It's now the highest income year on record,...Show More Summary