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The Source: Do You Feel Like The Middle Class Is Growing?

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The U.S. Census Bureau reported this month that Americans saw the biggest increase in the median household income since 2007, topping $56,500.

The figures show that many Americans are finally feeling the benefits of the Economic recovery.
There are other signs that the economy is moving in the right direction.

But is this too little - too late for the middle class?

Have we gone from a middle class nation to a working class one - with a one percent elite?
Do you feel that you still have a shot at becoming middle class and enjoying The American Dream.

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This is part of the NPR Nation Engaged Project - where our conversation is shared with other public radio listeners across the nation.

Guests:

  • Joachim Singelmann, chair of the department of demography at the University of Texas San Antonio
  • Garrett Groves, program director for Economic Development at the Center for Public Policy Priorities
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi