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Inequality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers


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Inequality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers

Robert Borosage

On Labor Day, families gather, politicians pay tribute to values of hard work, and some workers even get an extra day off. But this Labor Day arrives with working families struggling to stay afloat.

Working family incomes haven’t gone up in the 21st century. Inequality reaches new extremes. Corporate profits are reaping a record portion of the nation’s income, while worker wages wallow at record lows. Three-fourths of Americans fear their children will fare less well than they have.


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Agree with Borosage's diagnosis and the need for restoring unions. I'd also prescribe transformation from the middle class to the mutual class