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Why Is the Middle Class Shrinking?

By Steven Horwitz – Re-Blogged From The Foundation for Economic Education

Economic inequality continues to be a major political issue even as the headlines scream about terrorism and climate change. 1,149 more words

GDP & Employment

These 3 Maps Show Where the Great Recession Hit Hardest

The Great Recession hit many Americans hard—but the impact didn’t spread equally across the U.S.

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday, poverty rates in Florida, the Mountain West, the Midwest and the Northeast have risen after the Great Recession, as median household income and homeownership rates in those areas declined significantly. 104 more words

Record 46.7 Million Americans Live In Poverty; Household Income Back To 1989 Levels

Source: ZeroHedge

At this moment, president Obama is taking to the Business Roundtable where as noted previously he will discuss “the turnarounds in the stock market, housing iprices and job growth.” 186 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

Household Income Approaches Prerecession Level

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ORLANDO (AP) — Median household income in Florida has returned to the same range as it was before the recession. 125 more words


Typical American family earned $53,657 last year

NEW YORK — Americans didn’t get a raise last year.

Median household income was $53,657 in 2014, barely changed from $53,585 a year earlier, the U.S. 105 more words

Your Money

The American middle class has lost a quarter century

More than six years after the end of the Great Recession, America’s middle class is still waiting for its recovery.

Inflation-adjusted US median household incomes suffered another flat year in 2014. 515 more words