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Protesters outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa built the words “middle class” out of ice to illustrate their discontent with the increasing wealth disparity in the United States.

What is the American “Middle Class”?


This election cycle the candidates running for president are fighting for the support of middle class voters who have been hit hard by the economic…read more

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Working Hard for Little Money


In this video, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Antioch, California, where a growing number of people are barely making a living whether or not…read more

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New Mexico Offers Case Study in Economic Inequalities


The gap between America’s rich and poor is a core problem that both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama have discussed during the 2008 presidential…read more

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