How Powerful Is The Middle Class?

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Many economic analysts and politicians have lamented the decline of the middle class, and petition for its growth. So why does the middle class matter?

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America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/12/17/wealth-gap-upper-middle-income/
“The wealth gap between America’s high income group and everyone else has reached record high levels since the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-09, with a clear trajectory of increasing wealth for the upper-income families and no wealth growth for the middle- and lower-income families.”

The Shrinking Middle Class
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/25/upshot/shrinking-middle-class.html?abt=0002&abg=0
“The middle class, if defined as households making between $35,000 and $100,000 a year, shrank in the final decades of the 20th century.”

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/19/decline-fall-american-society-unravelled
Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed.

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The Mega Rich Make The Rich Look Poor
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How Are US Companies Avoiding Billions in Taxes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o-zPXB_F6Y

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