THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

11/20/03

Our Guest was Robert Pollin, Founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

In the United States, the idea that anyone can succeed is a vital part of our national identity. But today, the middle class is shrinking, the gap between the rich and poor is widening, and the American Dream is at risk. What's driving the growing disparity that's creating a two-class society? This Friday on NOW with Bill Moyers, noted economist and author Robert Pollin provides economic context to "A Question of Fairness," a special one hour edition of NOW with Bill Moyers. Pollin, who has worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress, walks viewers through the complicated issues leading up to and facing a troubled US economy.

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