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Refilling the Hollowed Middle Class

Aug 3, 2013

I believe the task of refilling our hollowed middle class may be the most important one of our time. 

That's why I've had two of our finest thinkers, Jaron Lanier and Charles Hughes Smith on recent editions of Work with Marty Nemko to brainstorm their best ideas on the subject.  

On the Sep. 22, 2013 edition, I take one more shot at it. I talk with Jim Huntington, author of Work’s New Age: The End of Full Employment and What it Means to You.

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, Who Owns the Future.

I watched Jaron Lanier give a talk on C-Span after which I invited him to appear on Work with Marty Nemko.