The Erosion of the Middle Class — Why Americans Are Working Harder and Earning Less

Same world wide, NZ not exempt …

Desultory Heroics

By John Liberty

Source: The Mind Unleashed

“I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it.” — Howard Beale

Howard Beale, the main character in the 1976 film Network, became a part of cinematic history when he uttered the line “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore.” That one line expressed a growing rage among America’s shrinking middle class at a time when Americans were reeling from years of war, political scandals and economic downturn.

In the four decades that have followed, little has improved for the…

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2 thoughts on “The Erosion of the Middle Class — Why Americans Are Working Harder and Earning Less”

  1. I AM REQUESTING PRAYERS FROM ALL SOULS IN CHRIST, MY LOVED ONE WHO IS 59 YEARS OLD IS IN ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL, AS HE HAS SUFFERED A STROKE. HIS NAME IS ROBERT PLEASE KEEP US IN PRAYER FOR HEALTH AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED.

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