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Middle-Class Nation

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photoThe promise of a middle class life has long been central to the American ideal, says journalist Michael Lind in an article titled "Are We Still a Middle-Class Nation?" in the most recent issue of The Atlantic Monthly.

Now, the American middle class is shrinking, says Lind, and no one is sure of the next grand plan for keeping it afloat. Without changes in national policies, warns Lind, America's middle class will not survive.

Click the "Listen" link to hear Michael Lind talk in more detail about the future of America's middle class.

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Michael Lind, senior fellow, New America Foundation and author of the article "Are We Still a Middle-Class Nation?" in the most recent issue of The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on February 2, 2004.

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