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Film diary of a middle-class teacher in wartime: 1939

May Smith kept a diary throughout the war, during which time she lived at home with her parents in a village called Swadlincote, near Derby. Her diary is published under the title  250 more words

History

Basic Lifestyle

“Nearly 51 million households – or more than 40% of all U.S. households – can’t afford even the basics of a middle-class lifestyle.” -Justin Brill

Money Matters

Study: 1/3 of Americans Living Above Poverty Can't Afford a Middle-Class Lifestyle

There’s a lot of encouraging economic news these days: GDP is recovering steadily from the recession years; unemployment is at the lowest level in almost a century; and wages are finally picking up. 377 more words

Poverty

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast.

Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. 615 more words

Middle Class

The Long Death of America’s Middle Class, by Nick Giambruno

The rich get richer, the poor get poor, and the middle class is no longer the middle, if you define middle as the majority. From Nick Giambruno at caseyresearch.com: 343 more words

Government

Republican Elites Are Scared of @PhilBredesen

When the Knoxville News-Sentinel needs someone to give voice to the extreme right-wing of the political spectrum, Greg Johnson is the writer who often gets the job. 344 more words

Preserve Medicare

Exclusive: 40% in U.S. can't afford middle-class basic

State Library Ed. Note: Story contains mouse over graphic with poverty level and ALICE data by county.

Rent, transport, and phone are too expensive for 43% of Americans. 51 more words

Household Income