declining middle class http://kalw.org en Refilling the Hollowed Middle Class http://kalw.org/post/refilling-hollowed-middle-class <p>I believe the task of refilling our hollowed middle class may be the most important one of our time.&nbsp;</p><p>That's why I've had two of our finest thinkers, Jaron Lanier and Charles Hughes Smith on recent editions of <em>Work with Marty Nemko</em> to brainstorm their best ideas on the subject. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 20:24:20 +0000 Marty Nemko 31086 at http://kalw.org Jaron Lanier, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, Comes to KALW http://kalw.org/post/jaron-lanier-one-times-100-most-influential-people-comes-kalw <p>Jaron Lanier may be best known for being the father of virtual reality but in recent years, he's focused on how to reverse the middle class's shrinking. That thinking has culminated in his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Who-Owns-Future-Jaron-Lanier/dp/1451654960">Who Owns the Future.</a></em></p><p>I watched Jaron Lanier give a talk on C-Span after which I immediately invited him to appear on <em>Work with Marty Nemko.&nbsp;</em> I predict he will be among the most interesting guests I've ever had on<em> </em>the program.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:44:22 +0000 Marty Nemko 30226 at http://kalw.org