Opinion: How the Upper Middle Class Is Really Doing Is it more similar to the top 1 percent or the working class? By David Leonhardt Opinion Columnist Feb. 24, 2019 Since 1980, the incomes of the very rich have grown faster than the economy. The upper middle class has kept pace with the economy, while the middle class and poor have fallen behind.
Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two. A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance. Image: Taser assembly at Axon in Scottsdale, Ariz. While some jobs are changing or being eliminated because of automation, many positions at Axon still require the dexterity of human hands. By Eduardo Porter Feb. 4, 2019
Opinion: What’s Really Radical? Not Taxing the Rich It’s time to reverse the extreme upward redistribution of the last 40 years. A house is the biggest asset that most families own. If middle-class families can pay an annual tax on their main source of wealth, wealthy families can, too, says David Leonhardt. by David Leonhardt. Opinion Columnist Feb. 3, 2019
How Rising Inequality Has Widened the Justice Gap. By Robert H. Frank . Aug. 31, 2018. Rising inequality has harmed low-income families not only by depriving them of a fair share of society’s income growth, but also in a more specific way: It has stacked the legal system even more heavily against them.