Through a combination of low prices and moderate wage gains, 2015 may have been a great year for median household incomes.
So the Donald Trump campaign has this new ad in which the economy is the focus, with the narrator intoning that in "Hillary Clinton’s America, the middle class gets crushed," while in Trump's America "working families get tax relief....Show More Summary
After World War II, Americans rose from the ashes of the Great Depression together. We grew a thriving middle class and a strong labor movement. We expanded our infrastructure, connected communities, and gave our vets a chance to go to college and our young people access to public education. Show More Summary
VideoWhen big health insurers propose mergers, it makes for good antitrust enforcement theater to try to block their mergers. However, if government officials want to address anti-competitive activities that have a dramatically bigger impact, they should shift their focus to local market provider M&A activity that consistently show prices increase [...]
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump often expresses dismay about the US trade deficit, which he ties to the loss of good paying middle class jobs.
JOEL KOTKIN: How the Middle Class Lost the Election. “Middle-class rage has dominated this election, but ultimately 2016 seems destined to produce not a populist victory but the triumph of oligarchy.... Middle-class revulsion with the political mainstream has been driven by slow economic growth, stagnant wages, a dysfunctional education system, and, for […]
YOUR SCARY-ASS CHART OF THE DAY: How Obamacare Destroyed The Middle Class In One Chart. They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please.
This Week: Have orchestra pops concerts lost the pops thread?… A decade of experimenting with pay-as-you-will theatre in Charleston… NBC confirms a shift in how audiences want to watch the Olympics… Are middle class norms stifling the arts?… What do regular museum goers think about the art?
The destruction, the annihilation, the conspiracy to destroy the middle class is real. The murder of the middle class is not a theory
Kate Middleton and Prince William may have a life and lifestyle far removed from most Britons, but they want to promote the image of being regular parents.
I was a big fan of Ricky Gervais’ The Office — first the original UK comedy on BBC, than the US version starring Steve Carrell. Its now a film ostensibly about White, Middle Class angst, but to me its merely an opportunity to revisit a series of hilarious characters. Show More Summary
Ever wonder how politicians and bureaucrats can go out and deliver the same misleading propaganda to various media outlets each day and keep a straight face while doing it? Are these folks so detached from the real world that they go back to the "safe space" of their offices in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
LeAnn: My son has been in gifted classes since 2nd grade. At the end of 5th grade and EP was created for the transition to middle school. the EP specifically Continue Reading ?
A 60 percent increase for middle-income Americans, far outpacing the poor
The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction Iberia 8614 Madrid (MAD) – Frankfurt (FRA) Bombardier CRJ1000 16 July 2016 Welcome to my longest trip report. Ever. (so far..) As mentioned in the trip report introduction...Show More Summary
The poor and middle class might end up living in a nightmare world of joblessness and danger unless we act to address the growing wealth gap.
By Promit Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Questions over the exact provenance of bedsheets sold by Welspun India to America's middle classes have not only wiped $740 million off the firm's market value, but also revived one of Indian manufacturing's enduring headaches: quality. Show More Summary
SEATTLE — Global cooling is quickly becoming the next major battleground in the war on global warming. Rising temperatures and a growing middle class in developing countries has led to a staggering increase in the use of air conditioning. Show More Summary