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This Is The Biggest Problem Facing The World Today: 9 Countries Have Debt-To-GDP Over 300%

``either the Fed inflates this debt away, or one can kiss any hope of economic growth goodbye, even if that means even more central bank rate cuts, more QEs everywhere, and stock markets trading at +? while the middle class around the globe disappears and only the 0.001% is left standing.''

The Professor Schoolmarm Elizabeth Warren Primer On How Republicans Ruined Our Whole Day

Oh, is it Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicks some Republican ass again o’clock already? Why yes it is! Earlier this week, Warren and fellow Legislative Badass Rep. Elijah Cummings launched their new Middle Class Prosperity Project because they...Show More Summary

Louis Vuitton is now a 'brand for secretaries' in China

China's elite have become too savvy for Louis Vuitton, which has exploded in popularity in the middle class. "I don't see anybody carrying a Gucci or Louis Vuitton bag," Sara Jane Ho, the founder of the elite Chinese etiquette school Institute Sarita, told Business Insider. Show More Summary

Jesus Take The Wheel: Chicago School Teacher Collapses In Class And Dies

Chicago Teacher Collapses In Classroom And Dies A group of Chicago middle school students were left stunned earlier this week after their teacher reportedly suffered a fatal collapse in the classroom. via AOL News An 8th grade Chicago Public School

Elizabeth Warren Slams GOP On Middle Class: ‘Stop Talking And Start Doing’ [Video]

Elizabeth Warren has made no secret about her desire to be a champion for the middle class, and recently she seized upon the new language being used by the Republican Party as they highlight their own concerns for middle class wage stagnation and income inequality. Show More Summary

HBO Seeks Diverse Writers for Fellowship Program

HBO is on the hunt for talented writers from “diverse backgrounds” (middle class white dudes probably need not apply) for its HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. Applications will be accepted starting March 4, and don’t be late. HBO is cutting...Show More Summary

Conservative Economics Has Not Produced Rapid Growth

The Post had an interesting piece on the debate within the Republican party over economic policy. At one point the piece notes the stagnation in middle class incomes and then tells readers: "There is a growing sense among many conservative...Show More Summary

Analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of Berkshire Hathaway

It's hard not to trust Warren Buffett. The 84-year-old, grandfatherly business magnate is known for his charity and commitment to helping the middle class – not to mention his 50 years experience making great investments for clients....Show More Summary

Guess Who Said 'Decline of Middle Class Tied to Decline of Unions'

Who said: "I've always believed the decline of the middle class could be tied to the decline of unions. And when you have 7%, 8% of the work force in unions, when you have CEO pay going up to record heights, you're going to have a hollowing out of the middle class." Was it a. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Bringing back the middle class, wage growth not tax cuts, pension cuts

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Free the Middle Class (USA Today) Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative...Show More Summary

Democrats Help the Middle Class - Why Can't They Win Elections?

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the party of the middle class. In a recent essay, Thomas Edsall writes, "The Republican appropriation of leftist populist rhetoric (and even policies)...Show More Summary

Badasses Elizabeth Warren And Elijah Cummings Give Joe Scarborough A Talking-To

What have we here? Oh, just another plan from two of Wonkette’s most favorite legislators, Bestest Senator Ever Elizabeth Warren and Inaugural Legislative Badass award winner Rep. Elijah Cummings, to save the middle class from the Republican...Show More Summary

Enslavement of the Middle Class

It is becoming obvious that the American middle class (topic du jour among presidential candidates these days) has been enslaved by an ideology which only benefits the wealthiest among us. It is the ideology of austerity that has prevailed in the U.S. Show More Summary

Senator Elizabeth Warren: The middle class is still getting hammered

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has so far brushed aside calls to seek the presidency, launched a campaign on Tuesday to tackle middle-class issues expected to be prominent in the 2016 election and promised to be a “loud” voice in the debate. Warren, a long-time consumer...

CBC Chair: Obama’s Economic Message Ignores Black Americans

President Obama has taken to talking about “middle class economics,” but the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus isn’t sure that’s good for black Americans. “We cannot forget that so many of our families are not middle class,” Representative G.K. Show More Summary

Tax Cuts Are Palliatives, Not Cures

I don't think you need a crystal ball to predict that whoever runs for president in 2016 will have some sort of tax cut at the heart of their platform, probably targeted at the middle class, and I'm talking both Democrats and Republicans. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Pushes Republicans To Focus On America's Working Class

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the GOP-controlled Congress isn't helping the middle class by fighting over issues like the Keystone pipeline and funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)...Show More Summary

IL Governor Rauner Gets $750,000 Tax Break, Proposes Slashing Services to Middle Class and Poor

Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge that expired last year. His taxes were cut by an amount equal to the annual income of 14 families of four making the median income. Show More Summary

Fifty Years Ago, Britain’s Only White Paper On The Arts Suggested Daily Engagement – Did It Work?

“The good news is that the arts are a significant contributor to the economy; the bad is that culture and creativity are being erased from the classroom, and that audiences for the arts are substantially white, middle class, affluent and well educated. Worryingly, there is a downward trend in participation.”

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