Jan 18, 2013 Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.
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 5, 2012 Residents of San Diego's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods reflect on opportunity, responsibility and the American Dream.
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.
Oct 1, 2012 Commentator Michael Casey says the standard answers from the right and the left miss the point
Sep 21, 2012 What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.
Sep 7, 2012 Both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke about the middle class in their nomination speeches. But are they speaking about the same middle class?
Aug 31, 2012 A new study says that the most important ticket to the middle class is a secure job.
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Aug 22, 2012 Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Aug 17, 2012 In his new book, novelist Jess Walter crosses the globe and four decades, digging into the American Dream and what it means to succeed -- and fail -- in love and work.