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By Dave Faries
Editor 

A Middling Matter

 


A number of articles appeared in print recently cringing over the future of America’s vaunted middle class.

Once upon a time, white collar jobs and well paid union labor—as well as a global war that left this country in a most enviable position as the only completely intact, up-to-date industrial complex on earth—ensured that a good chunk of the population had access to merchandise and other aspects of the good life.

Yet all the while, it seems, modernization incubated the seeds of middle class destruction. Well, that’s what I’ve been reading, anyway.

Worried experts divide the bl...



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