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August 24, 2013

"We are witnessing the strange death of the middle class."

It isn’t just being squeezed — it is actually shrinking and sinking.
This is the most disturbing social change of our age and will probably dominate your children’s lives. The lifestyle that the average earner had half a century ago — reasonably sized house, dependable healthcare, a decent education for the children and a reliable pension — is becoming the preserve of the rich. The Spectator

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 24, 2013 8:23 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Maybe the lack of constant texting, selfies, and other narcissistic past times had something to do with it.

Posted by: BillH at August 24, 2013 2:17 PM

This doesn't really indicate the death of the middle class, just a change in the presumed benefits and range of advantages.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2013 5:33 PM

Can't blame it all on Obama. What he and the most recent crop of "Democrats" have done is double down on stupid and jam their foot on the accelerator.

Obama and the Democratic Party: Thelma and Louise soaring over, and down into, the Grand Canyon. They have us locked in the trunk.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at August 26, 2013 11:06 AM

Don Rodrigo

Thelma and Louise remains the only movie screening I've ever walked out of on purpose.

I still haven't seen it...But I hope for the opportunity to bail out on your version of it too.

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 27, 2013 3:16 PM

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