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The Dwindling Middle Class




By GREGORY N. HEIRES The middle class is dwindling as the polarization between the rich and the poor in the United States deepens. Middle-income Americans used to outnumber lower- and upper-income Americans four decades ago. But that’s no longer true. … Continue reading






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Lousy Job? It’s Your Fault!




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Technological change and inadequate education are often cited as the principal causes of our wage crisis. This argument, in a certain sense, blames workers for their plight. They are unwilling to invest sufficiently in their education, … Continue reading






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Expand–Don’t Cut–Social Security




By GREGORY N. HEIRES With a growing acceptance that millions of Americans will face a retirement crisis, the deficit hawks’ call for cutting Social Security is losing credibility. As the federal deficit continues to fall and the baby-boom generation enters … Continue reading






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