Category Archives: who is middle class?

Call for Papers and Participation in ClassCrits V: From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream

This workshop, the fifth meeting of ClassCrits, takes on class and the American dream as its theme. The most quintessentially American trait may be our capacity to look past current misfortune and imagine a brighter future.  Americans love a “rags … Continue reading

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The Identity Politics of Poverty

The financial markets may be up, but the experts all warn that for ordinary non-elites in the United States, the economic situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. Joblessness lingers, while states and municipalities cut their services … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf: Governance Femininity

In her books Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism and Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help, Eva Illouz examines the emergence of “therapeutic discourse,” an amalgam of Freudian theory and the American tradition of … Continue reading

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Graphic on economic inequality: L-Curve

See this graphic showing income distribution in the US as an L-Curve It depicts the distribution of family income across the population along the length of a football field, with median income represented as a stack of $100 bills 1.6″ … Continue reading

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“Super-rich” law professors and tax policy

The controversy over Law Professor Todd Henderson’s “We are the Super Rich” blog entry, posted and then withdrawn from Truth on the Market (Sept. 15, 2010), misses how current marriage tax policy divides the not-so-rich to the benefit of the … Continue reading

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