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Middle Class Photo Project

Dan Schauer, Portland, OR

Marketplace Contributor Jun 1, 2012

This shows my brother-in-law at the Oregon Coast, in a shot taken by his wife. He’s a scholar and musician, she’s an artist. We were spending time at the family’s beach cabin. This represents a big part of the good life: being with family and having leisure time. Although I want to be in the middle class, and I want more pay.  I also want more leisure time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I am learning how leisure time is more valuable than a higher income. Since I haven’t heard time off enter into media discussions of the middle class, I picked this.

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