Biden is Trying to Rebuild America’s Middle Class. Our Lopsided Economy Needs It
The Republican promise is to cut taxes and regulation. But the numbers show just how badly that argument has failed.
Why a Middle-Class Lifestyle Remains Out of Reach for So Many
Family premiums for employer-based health insurance jumped by 47% between 2011 and 2021, and deductibles and out-of-pocket costs shot up by almost 70%. The average price for brand-name drugs on Medicare Part D rose by 236% between 2009 and 2018.
The Economy is Great. The Middle Class is Mad
Jeff Swope felt the first spurt of anger bubble up when he learned in February that his landlord was raising the rent on the empty two-bedroom apartment next door by more than 30%, to $2,075 a month.
The G.O.P is Still the Party of Plutocrats
As the G.O.P. has become a full-on antidemocratic party, why has it also remained the party of plutocrats and the enemy of any policy that might help its many working-class supporters?
Middle-class Americans Face Retirement Insecurity, Analysis Finds
Median middle-class household financial assets show each generation’s savings may not be enough for retirement.
New Survey of Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, and West Virginia Voters Reveals Support for Build Back Better
A new survey of voters in Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, and West Virginia