Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 22, 2013 President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Jul 12, 2013 Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Jun 14, 2013 Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Mar 15, 2013 A new HBO documentary takes a look at how millions of families have been left out in the cold in the richest country on Earth.
Feb 1, 2013 The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
Jan 29, 2013 A recent report from the World Bank revelas a fifty percent increase in the size of Latin America's middle class. Broad economic growth brought more jobs and more women are joining the workforce.
Jan 10, 2013 One company you wouldn't necessarily expect to be at a giant conference about the technology of the future: Polaroid. But the company has been around for 75 years, says CEO Scott Hardy, and it plans to be just as relevant now as it was when it was making goggles for World War II fighter pilots.
Dec 19, 2012 The mobile phone app Instagram rose to fame on its filters. There's the 1970s filter, Nashville and Sierra, which give photos an artistic sheen. Now it might be time to add another one: Rage.
Nov 2, 2012 Why are so many people in the middle class struggling right now? Author Hedrick Smith discusses the events that hurt the middle class and what can be done to help it.
Oct 4, 2012 Following the presidential debate, voters in the swing state of Ohio weigh in on what issues matter most for the middle class this election and who won the debate.