middle class


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

The shrinking middle class, the shrinking American Dream

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.
Posted In: middle class, American dream

Debate roundtable: Ohio voters pick Romney as winner

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.
Posted In: debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, middle class, Ohio

Who lost the middle class?

Oct 1, 2012
Commentator Michael Casey says the standard answers from the right and the left miss the point
Posted In: middle class

Middle class at a crossroads, not for the first time

Sep 21, 2012
What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.
Posted In: middle class, Election 2012, Obama, romney

Who is 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?
Posted In: middle class