NPR: Reinventing the Dwindling Middle Class May Take a Revolution

Reinventing The Dwindling Middle Class May Take A Revolution

As the U.S. recovers from the Great Recession, one fact that’s emerging is that while jobs are coming back, most of these jobs are either high- or low-paying jobs. Middle-class jobs are not coming back, and it’s evident in towns across the Midwest like Lincoln, Ill.

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Remind me not to visit Lincoln any time soon.  I haven’t seen this sort of decline in Lansing or Leavenworth.  The tiny town I grew up in out in the county though is probably a poster child for the situation described in NPR’s article above.  Sad and scary.