Category Archives: America’s Disappearing Middle Class

Engineering a Better America

There are a couple of theories about why things just work so well – and sometimes they contradict each other. There’re the Great Man theory, where one extraordinary man (or woman) by sheer force of will creates something from nothing … Continue reading

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America Chooses Decline

Every week it’s the weekly job numbers, and every month it’s the monthly job numbers. And as they’re always awful – when they aren’t flat and one or two commentators venture that maybe things might be getting better, slowly, but … Continue reading

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Wanting To Be One of the Useless Hated Rich

Growing up in Pittsburgh in the fifties was a sort of The Adventure of Ozzie and Harriet in the Rust Belt. After those first years in the Czech community down in the dark valley by the even darker river, listening … Continue reading

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Tapped Out

The term Nest Egg is funny – originally that was a natural or artificial egg placed in a bird’s nest to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there, and now, idiomatically, a nest egg is your savings, or … Continue reading

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