America’s shrinking middle class, a growing concern for the economy and a central issue in the presidential race, cuts across virtually all communities from coast to coast, according to a study released Wednesday.

The report by Pew Research Center found that the share of the middle class fell in 203 of the 229 U.S. metropolitan areas examined from 2000 to 2014, including major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, which saw a relatively sharp drop in its middle class.

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6 thoughts on “From coast to coast, middle-class communities are shrinking

  1. There’s still a middle class? Hell, I thought Reagan got rid of most of ’em in the 80’s. Guess we gotta try a little harder, eh? Well, I’m off to meet my mistress on my 7 million dollar yacht. I sure hope the undocumented Mexican gal I’ve got swabbin’ my deck hasn’t been caught by immigration yet. She does such a great job for only a dollar a day.

    • a.k.a. aristocracy, conservatism, corporatism, globalism, neoliberalism, oligarchy, and plutocracy… with a little white supremacy sprinkled on top for flavor, and served over a heaping bed of authoritarianism. – It’s quite a recipe!

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