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Middle Class

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Journalist Alissa Quart has a message for the struggling middle class: You’re not alone and it’s not your fault. In her new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, she tells the story of the predicament facing the middle class – people who’ve “done everything right,” but can’t get ahead.

Work with Marty Nemko 9/22/13

Sep 22, 2013

Interview with author Jim Huntington.

On today's Your Call we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Pulitzer-prize winning, former New York Times journalist Hedrick Smith about his new book, "Who Stole the American Dream?" We’ll talk about what Smith uncovered in his research as he examined the last four decades of corporate and political power and how that led to “the dismantling of the American dream.” With politicians ignoring public opinion, and the middle class shrinking, where do we go from here? What does the “American Dream” mean to you? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you. 

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On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation with veteran journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele, authors of The Betrayal of the American Dream. They argue that since the 1980s, the ruling elite, with the help of Republican and Democratic politicians, have sold their business-friendly reforms to the American people in the name of economic efficiency. Instead, the middle class has been systematically impoverished. Join us  at 10am PST or post your comment here. What will it take to achieve equity and prosperity for everyone? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with veteran journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele, authors of "The Betrayal of the American Dream." They argue that since the 1980s, the ruling elite, with the help of Republican and Democratic politicians, have sold their business-friendly reforms to the American people in the name of economic efficiency. Instead, the middle class has been systematically impoverished. Join us live at 10 or send an email tofeedback@yourcallradio.org. What will it take to achieve equity and prosperity for everyone?