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The 2 simple words in Obama's speech

Jul 24, 2013
Though explicitly mentioned only once, the philosophy of "middle-out" economics informed his entire speech, where he promised to “reverse the forces that have conspired against the middle class for decades.”
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

Who is the 'middle class' anyway?

Jul 24, 2013
We took at a look at the workers who make the median wage, and it's not who you'd think.
Posted In: median income, BLS, President Obama, middle class

How much does the average American worker make?

Jul 24, 2013
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois

President Obama, Congress and the middle class

Jul 23, 2013
President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Posted In: Boehner, Republicans, Obama, middle class, federal budget

Obama's middle class: How have things changed?

Jul 22, 2013
President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Posted In: middle class, President Obama, manufacturing, Jobs

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Jun 28, 2013
Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment, middle class

Middle-class parents weigh the costs of getting their kids ahead

Jun 14, 2013
Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Posted In: consumer behavior, children, middle class

Families face tough choices in the shadow of the Great Recession

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.
Posted In: tough choices, middle class, social services, American dream, documentary

A brief history of the income tax

Feb 1, 2013
The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
Posted In: income tax, progressive tax, middle class

In Latin America, the middle class grows

Jan 23, 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.
Posted In: Latin America, Mexico, middle class

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