Kenneth Thomas, the Middle Class Political Economist, has a series on whether Globalisation benefits the (American) middle class. His answer is that generally it doesn?t, a conclusion that I disagree with. But rather than be boring and have an argument about the details why, I?d like to point to the really important fact about globalisation.

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    03/12/2018 - 8:30 am | View Link
  • Liberalism And Elitism
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    02/5/2018 - 9:34 pm | View Link
  • Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi named co-chair of Congressional Democrats' new task force on economy
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  • The end of American meritocracy
    Since the late 1960s, both parties, in different ways, have turned a blind eye to the economic interests of the middle class. In 1972 ... of lower-income black and white children who do not benefit from the advantages Malia Obama or Chelsea Clinton ...
    05/9/2016 - 11:49 am | View Link
  • The end of American meritocracy
    Middle-class whites derived no greater benefit from voting Republican ... Ignored by both parties and disproportionately hit by the downsides of globalisation, blue-collar whites fell into depression. For the first time, life expectancy among American ...
    05/8/2016 - 12:43 pm | View Link
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  • Globalization
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  • A hollowing middle class
    In many countries, the middle class is feeling squeezed, and the crisis has only made matters worse. What is behind this sentiment and what can be done to...
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