Middle Class Opinions

Just a spot to put articles, essays and links about what others are saying about our American Middle class. I will post them as I find them.

New York Magazine;

How the Middle Class is getting Screwed! In our winner-take-all casino economy, the middle class is getting royally screwed. A call to arms for populism, before it’s too late. The asymmetry between the Goldman boss’s compensation and that of his average employee—85 times as big—is virtually Ben-and-Jerry’s-like these days: An average CEO now gets paid several hundred times the salary of his average worker, a gap that’s an order of magnitude larger than it was in the seventies. In Japan, the ratio is just 11-to-1, and in Britain 22-to-1.  read more

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