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90% of Americans Think They Are Middle Class

According to PEW research, nine-out-of-ten Americans consider themselves to be middle class. That’s a large ‘middle.’  Maybe we need to agree on a definition for ‘middle class.’ This episode of The Business Class attempts to do so. The debate is lively and eye-opening.

“As we inch closer to the 2016 election, presidential candidates and politicians have begun to phase out the term ‘middle class’ from their vocabulary. Terms like ‘everyday Americans’ and ‘hard-working taxpayers’ are replacing the once-common term. ‘Middle Class,’ a phrase that once evoked a sense of optimism, shared wealth, and the American Dream, now invokes a sense of anxiety, and an uncertain future. Why? Because, as automation replaces jobs and the income gap widens, the middle class is in a catastrophic state of decline.” —  VICE News


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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  1. swo8

    Boy have they got that wrong!

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