Category Archives: Disappearing Middle-Class

Perpetual Twilight

Retirement is okay, if you’re fond of irony, and if you thrive on constant low-grade anxiety. The irony is structural – those of us who are now retired are the last Americans who ever will be. We spent our working … Continue reading

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Fighting the Flow of History

Okay, fine – it’s less than a week to the first presidential debate, and then two more will follow, along with a vice-presidential debate in there somewhere, and then we all vote, if we can, given all the new hoops … Continue reading

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Structural Matters

This time it’s different. People always say that, and they believe it – but most of the time it really isn’t different. Maybe things fell apart with that sweet young thing who was your sweetheart – and this time it’s … Continue reading

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The Rich Are Different Than You And Me

Late in the day on Sunday, August 3, a curious item for the Associated Press crossed the wires, Rich Begin Feeling the Pain in Down Economy.   The opening grabs you right off:   The rich are sharing your financial … Continue reading

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