Sunday, April 10, 2016

There's a Dark Future for America Coming If We Let the Middle Class Disappear

Political democracy and an economic middle class is the natural state of humankind.

By Thom Hartmann

It's no secret that America's middle class is in decline. But while we focus on how that decline started (and who is to blame), we often forget to consider what happens if our middle class is wiped out entirely.

If we don't work to restore the American middle class to the vibrant, robust segment of our nation it once was, we may soon witness the end of small-d democracy as we know it. As history and nature both show us, working for the collective good is essential to a functioning democracy, and the natural outcome of that work is a strong and vibrant middle class.

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