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    is talking about the American middle class and the problems they face. Pew Research Center, an American think tank based in Washington D.C. that uses statistics and public survey to establish the social and political trends that shape America and the world, found in their 2008 survey that more than fifty percent of Americans see themselves as middle class and four out of ten people who earn below $20,000 per year considered themselves to be middle class (“Inside the Middle Class.”) But exactly what

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    The American Middle Class When we as human beings are born into this world, there are things that we have control over, and other things that we have no say in. We control what we do with our lives, what schools to attend, what activities to be a part of, and who we marry, for example. This seems to be quite fair, and for the most part, we take it for granted. While we do have these kinds of freedoms, there are other aspects of life that we have no control over. One thing that we are born into

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    so-called bourgeoisie, or the middle class. Economists argue that the middle class is disappearing due to several factors. But, data shows that globally the middle class is growing at an alarming rate. Globally consumption is at an all time high which includes fast cars, retail shopping, sporting events, and weekend getaways. Americans alone spend 10 trillion dollars annually. The world depends on America’s love affair with consumption to continue to grow. The middle class is believed to be the backbone

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    The American middle class is defined as a social class in the United States. It is the class of people in the middle of a social hierarchy. There are people in the United States middle class as well as other countries and this class of people has specific issues and interests that they are concerned with. Issues such as the health care reform, the financial reform, making college affordable, and housing. By dealing with these specific issues, the middle class has to vote, making them the middle class

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    extinction. We are talking of course about the American middle class. In 1971 the American middle class population was 36% higher than the population of the lower class. However, today the middle class population is now only 22% higher than the lower class (McDill). This is only a 14% drop spread over 44 years. The major issue here is that while the middle class shrinks, the upper and lower classes are growing. Financial experts believe that soon the middle class will become nonexistent and America will

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    dream becomes reality and doesn’t stay a fantasy. The American Dream is a wish that someone hopes to accomplish and end up with success. The American Dream is a unique feature for everyone, including myself. The dream is always achievable no matter who you, except it just might be harder for some more than others. Those who live in America all have a different American Dream, which usually depends on one’s class; however, almost all American Dreams relate to each other in a certain way. Many always

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    College on the American Middle Class The middle class is the “bedrock of the U.S. economy, driving consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of economic activity” (Edward 2014). The middle class is typically defined as those earning between “two-thirds to two times the nation’s median income”, which ranged from $41,900 to $125,600 for a three person household in 2014 (Luhby 2015).Not only can it be defined by how much money a person makes, but by “whether they hold the middle class values of

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    The article that has been chosen for this assignment is called “Middle Class Series: The American Middle Class, Income Inequality and The Strength of Our Economy” by (Boushey & Hersh, 2012). The basic thing about this article is that it seeks to reaffirm to the society that the middle class is largely responsible for economic growth and development. By grouping the society into classes the article looks at the contribution of each class to the growth of the economy using some of the major economic

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    Middle Class Americans American middle class life was greatly influenced throughout 1870-1917. There were many profound changes, however the American industrialization and urbanization were the most rapid and unquestionably the most important. The industrialist brought forth household names that are still around today such as Swift, Armour, Westinghouse, Pillsbury, Pullman, Rocketfeller, Carnegie, and Duke. Due to the rapid movement of industrialization, so began a movement of urbanization. Between

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    and culture, class is a relationship based off of income where the majority of people fall in a middle zone with a small number falling below and an even smaller number resting above. The majority has been termed the middle class, and in recent years has become the target of advertising, politics, and entertainment. In American culture, the middle class represents the average, with the extremes of poverty and elitist flanking either end. When class is defined by income, the middle class would technically

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