The Middle Class - U.S. and Abroad - 6/1/14

  • June 1, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Kathleen's House

Let's get together and talk about the middle class, both here in the U. S. and abroad.   We've been hearing for years that the middle class in the U. S. is withering, and I'd like to do a presentation showing that it's not, but I haven't found anything that supports that contention!    What is happening to the middle class in other countries, like China, India, and Nigeria?  Is the American middle class failing to adapt to globalization, thereby endangering the future of the U.S.?  


Show up and debate!


Please bring snacks to share.


We will watch these videos, or videos like them:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqkBEv58wzs

middle class in Soweto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_3zmBUCVcI

middle class in US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ucgtqZyWM

technical – shows that what you think has been happening, actually has been happening.  Details on what has been happening to middle class wages in the last 30 years.  Very dry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvLhH5g2Qjc

Chinese cctv 9 mins from 2012 – shrinking middle class in US – no video on Chinese middle class posted on youtube?  Romney vs Obama political partisans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGipEeTGpR8

too short – middle class in china

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAgYXsHj6qU

4:28 on Chinese middle class, good

Short video on suburban poor..

http://confrontingsuburbanpoverty.org/


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