Middle Class

That Greedy Upper-Middle Class

Will the top 20 percent be willing to forego some of their advantages so that others may rise? Tough one.

By Heather Boushey

Everyone’s Problem

The inequality crisis is truly global, and while fixes aren’t easy, neither are present trends inevitable.

By Diane Coyle

A strong middle class is a source of growth, not merely a result of growth.

How to Rebuild the Middle Class

Half Measures

The diagnosis of trickle-down as the problem is spot-on. The cure falls woefully short. Why are liberals afraid to be liberal?

By Bruce Bartlett

Shared Security, Shared Growth

Our changing economy has given rise to a nation of freelancers and contractors—and the need for a twenty-first-century social contract.

By Nick Hanauer David Rolf