Since Ronald Reagan, the Republicans have rallied many Americans around the notion that “government is the problem.” And, despite disasters for the middle and working classes, right-wing intellectuals like Charles Krauthammer continue to sell the same message, as Lawrence Davidson describes. Show More Summary
The rising cost of housing is one of the greatest burdens on the American middle class. So why hasnt it become a key issue in the presidential primaries?
New Hampshire primary voters are notorious for making up their minds who they are going to vote for late -- often just days or hours before their ballot is cast. In an interesting article at WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, Frank Perullo...Show More Summary
Americans may like to keep politics and sports separate, but over the past year reality has repeatedly intruded on the country’s most popular pastime.
New polling from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of Americans viewed the Republican Party as favoring the rich, compared to 26 percent who see Republicans as favoring the middle class, and 2 percent who see them as favoring the poor. Show More Summary
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. The students giggle, squirm and whisper to each other as their instructor gets ready to begin. It’s the start of a typical middle school class except for one thing: these 12-year-olds are taking a college course. Show More Summary
The rise in rents and home prices is adding additional pressure to the bottom line of most California families. Home prices have been rising steadily for a few years largely driven by low inventory, little construction thanks to NIMBYism, and foreign money flowing into certain markets. But even areas that don’t have foreign demand are […]
On Wednesday, Washington Post’s Wonkblog ran a piece with the title, “What Ivy League students are reading that you aren’t.” The headline, you can see, is straightforward: it bravely preys on the fears of middle class parents and overachieving public school students around the nation. …Read More
Mr. Obama wants to raise the cost of gasoline, which will negatively affect middle and lower class citizens, in order to fund “green” transportation (Fox News) President Obama will propose
WHY DO DEMOCRATS HATE THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS SO? Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax. Should be fun hearing what Hillary has to say about this, since in the spring of 2008, she “lined up with Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, in endorsing a plan to suspend the federal excise […]
Aasiyah Bhaiji knew the boys in her class were just clowning around, but their words stung just the same. As they headed inside from an ultimate Frisbee game at Springman Middle School in Glenview, one of them wrapped his team's colors around his head like a turban. "Are you trying to go Muslim...
EXCLUSIVE– Glen Basner’s FilmNation has virtually sold out across the world on James Schamus’ directorial debut Indignation. The film, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel about a middle class Jewish student from New Jersey attending...Show More Summary
Americans overwhelmingly see Republicans as the party that favors the wealthy, though they have little faith in the ability of either the GOP or Democrats to help the middle class, a new poll has found.
The following reader comment, posted originally in the FT is a must read, both for the world's lower and endangered middle classes but especially the members of the 1% elite because what may be coming next could be very unpleasant for them. Show More Summary
Lisa Phillips (Osgoode Hall) presents Registered Savings Plans and the Making of Middle Class Canada: A Performative Theory of Tax Policy at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: Campaigning politicians and elected governments of all parties strive to position themselves as defenders...
The presidential election is certainly important, but in our horse race fervor we've forgotten what really matters
Submitted by Daniel Bier via The Foundation for Economic Education, Willie Sutton was one of the most infamous bank robbers in American history. Over three decades, the dashing criminal robbed a hundred banks, escaped three prisons, and made off with millions. Show More Summary
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Tuesday unveiled a proposal to hike taxes on the wealthy while making permanent a middle-class tax cut.
In this time of great change, innovation is no longer a luxury -- it's a requirement. Gone are the days where we could just learn a trade, get a steady job, and do the same thing for a lifetime. The middle class was built on the need for skilled, routine jobs in such realms as manufacturing, marketing, and management. Show More Summary