Thursday, July 21, 2011

Talking About the Late Great Middle Class

Here are some links to a few excellent talks about what's happening to the American middle class. America is oddly oblivious, perhaps because the people who deliver our news aren't middle class and are therefore insulated.

Krugman discusses the great prosperity of America's postwar years, and how it came apart.

Another Nobel economist, Joseph Stiglitz, explains what's happened and is still happening to the great American middle class.

The Collapse of the Middle Class, a talk by Elizabeth Warren

How did American workers keep heads above water after Reaganomics became our national religion? Working two jobs, working longer, borrowing, not going to the doctor.

If you haven't seen it before, Robert Reich explains the plight of the middle class in two minutes.

The Two Income Trap, with professor (and future senator?) Elizabeth Warren

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