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    The Middle Class’s motivator, Opportunity, Is Vanishing
Democracy Teeters on the Income Gap - The Boston Globe
The Middle Class’s motivator, Opportunity, Is Vanishing​​​​​​​

“This sad narrative is not a tale of helpless poverty. It records the misfortunes of the American middle class – a majority of the hard-working, patriotic citizens who labor to support themselves and their families. It reveals a country where, over the last dozen years, despite rising national wealth the median income for all American families has actually fallen (in terms of constant dollars). It tells, in the sterile jargon of statistics, of a land of shrinking opportunity, where effort, courageous toil and devotion will not be rewarded, where parents cannot reasonably expect their children to inherit a better and more fulfilling life.” - Richard N. Goodman