The Disappearing Middle Class

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According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, America has reached a tipping point when it comes to the middle class. For the first time in decades, slightly less than half the population is now middle class. That’s because more Americans have moved into the upper or lower income brackets, leaving fewer people in the middle. We get a primer on the study and an up close look at what it means for people in cities

Credits

Guests:
Rakesh Kochhar - Pew Research Center - @RakeshKochhar, Chris Thornberg - Founding Partner at Beacon Economics LLC, Jacob Hacker - Yale University - @ISPSYale

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher