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    Advanced Technology Fuels Inequality, Replacing Middle Class Jobs

    Silicon Valley has famously provided the public with addictive social media, reliable search engines, and sophisticated software. But its most concerning impact, economists observe, is its development of a new invisible hand in the marketplace: advanced technology. This innovative California ...

    The Making of the American 99%

    By Barbara Ehrenreich and John EhrenreichThis post originally appeared at TomDispatch/The Nation.***“Class happens when some men, as a result of common experiences (inherited or shared), feel and articulate the identity of their interests as between themselves, and as against other men whose ...

    Poor Americans

    The data on the poor in this country announced Tuesday by the Census Bureau was not good, and due to measures already taken by Congress and those likely to come, the outlook doesn’t provide much reason for hope. Stephanie Mencimer at Mother Jones gives some of the “lowlights”: The ...

    A Dream Downsized

    Many families are shrinking their demands on the American Dream as job prospects dry up. As one woman told Minnesota Women’s Press, a little stability is all she’s seeking. “My new American Dream,” writes Joan Riederer, who has subsisted on temp work for two years while applying for ...

    Globalizing the Middle Class

    Most of us would agree that a higher standard of living in poor countries is needed. But such a transformation might have surprising consequences. The middle class in poor nations is growing more quickly than any other part of the population, Foreign Policy reports, and that affects ...

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