Middle Class

‘Middle Class’ Once Meant Stability and Now Means Fragility

‘Middle Class’ Once Meant Stability and Now Means Fragility

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The San Francisco Chronicle. The meaning of middle-class life has altered from something stable to implied economic fragility.

Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed

Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The New York Times. Who can appeal to the people who feel the most like they’ve gotten a raw deal?

Outclassed: how your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness

Outclassed: how your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The GuardianDon’t scoff: psychological and social science research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper middle class is bad for your mental health.

'Middle Class' Used to Denote Comfort and Security. Not Anymore

'Middle Class' Used to Denote Comfort and Security. Not Anymore

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Guardian with additional support from Capital & Main. The apps and robots celebrated by Silicon Valley wunderkinds are helping to make previously white-collar lives ever more precarious.

Dead, White and Blue

Dead, White and Blue

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with TomDispatch and the Los Angeles Times. As the lifespans of the wealthy increase, working-class white people are dying younger and younger. Are anger and racism to blame?

Can the Black Middle Class Survive?

Can the Black Middle Class Survive?

Steven Gray

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with Salon. Obama's in the Oval Office but the black bourgeoisie is foundering, including the author.