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2507, 2022

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.

2804, 2022

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.

1804, 2022

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? 

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