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The Myth of the "Middle Class"

by Brendan StoneAlan Nasser

The Myth of the "Middle Class"

The idea of a robust "Middle Class" is a powerful force in American society, yet few Americans actually belong to it. Counterpunch writer Professor Alan Nasser discusses how ordinary working people try to elevate themselves to a "Middle Class" living standard by taking on debt, and examines the history of a bubble-ridden, debt-plagued 'consumer society.'

 

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The Myth of the Middle Class: Have Most Americans Always Been Poor?

by Alan Nasser

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/28/the-myth-of-the-middle-class-have-most-americans-always-been-poor/

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