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What's Happening To The Middle Class

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upper classes saying basically to stay in line and be cattle. This represents the eighties well because many people just bought and did what they were told. The upper class managed to stay wealthy because of this and the lower middle class sank deeper into poverty. Next another reason for the decline in the middle class is that there was not set middle class to begin with. In the article "What's Happening to the Middle Class?" by Michael T. Kaufman, the writer explains how the middle class was a broad definition during the eighties. Kaufman says the city of New York classified middle income as $32,000-$53,000 per household. The problem with that though was that because of the decline in the economy, people were significantly less than that.
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