|Submitted by Sarah on Sun, 10/07/2012 – 5:13pm.|
| Wednesday, 03 October 2012 00:00
By Amy B Dean, Truthout
The outsourcing of good jobs, the elimination of pensions, rampant home foreclosures; skyrocketing higher education costs and mounting debt: Given these stark realities, the American middle class seems to be sinking fast. The renowned reporting team of Donald Barlett and James Steele insists it is no accident.
Trade policy, tax cuts and other incentives that have been implemented in Washington since the Reagan era have allowed corporations to score record profits at the expense of the American workforce. Donald Barlett and James Steele, recipients of two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards, powerfully advanced this thesis in their 1992 bestseller, “America: What Went Wrong?” Continue reading “The Betrayal of America’s Middle Class Was a Choice, Not an Accident”