The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

“Democracy Corps’ national survey conducted after the debates and shared with the Clinton campaign showed that more attacks on Trump’s temperament and his treatment of people and women barely moved voters. In contrast, a compelling economic message demanding “an economy for everyone, not just the rich and well-connected,” attacking trickle-down tax cuts “for the richest… Continue reading The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

“The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not be able to come up with the $400 at all.” – The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Living Paycheck to… Continue reading The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Why I got out of New York City

“Middle-income residents — already a smaller percentage of the population here than the national average — are seeing incomes shrink and opportunities decline. Even as New York’s GDP increased by nearly 50% between 1990 and 2007, the average wage stayed flat, at about $16 an hour. And the share of income received by the middle… Continue reading Why I got out of New York City