The Mythology of the Middle Class

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgThe convention halls in both Tampa and Charlotte echoed with outreach to the Middle Class, starting with the wives of both candidates for the White House. Both Democrats and Republicans are campaigning with traditional appeals to "the Middle Class." Is that a phrase that's losing its meaning?  Do the party platforms offer credible promises about helping Americans fulfill "the American Dream?"

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Credits

Guests:
Hedrick Smith - PBS Frontline Producer, Paul Taylor - author and demographer - @paultaylordc, Samuel Popkin - University of California, San Diego - @SamPopkin, Clive Crook - Bloomberg View - @clive_crook

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Anna Scott