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The Vanishing Middle Class, Part 2: The Rich Get Richer, The Middle Gets Poorer

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Flat or declining wages, rising prices for basic necessities, and a widening income gap. These factors are all contributing to a growing sense of economic insecurity for middle class Americans.

That's the focus of our series this week, "The Vanishing Middle Class: Inside Out." In the second of four reports, Anthony Brooks examines the post-war middle class boom — and why the dream of mass upward mobility in America is being threatened.

This program aired on December 17, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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