Julia Brackett

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MAP: In 31 states, daycare is more expensive than college

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>In two-thirds of US states, infant child care costs more than average in-state …

Reaganomics killed America’s middle class

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills)</b><p>This country’s fate was sealed when our government slashed taxes on the rich back in 1980<p>Thom Hartmann<p>April 19, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's nothing "normal" about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a …

How The Government Killed The Middle Class, In 1 Chart

Politicians at all levels of government claim they want to help the middle class, but few things lately have hurt the middle class more than government.<p>Government layoffs, specifically, have carved a deep gouge in middle-class hiring in the years since the Great Recession, as a new report by the …

You can blame student debt for America’s inequality and shrinking middle class

There is a tendency among elite opinion makers to believe that debt accrued while gaining a college degree is “good debt” that isn’t problematic because, as the thought goes, those with college degrees tend to make enough money to recoup their debt over a lifetime. Student debt is supposedly an …

Income Inequality

If you tax the 1 per cent it is the middle class who will suffer

The uneven distribution of material goods is one of the big political issues of the day. But it cannot be fixed by taking income or wealth from the …

Congress Strikes $1.1 Trillion Spending Compromise to Avoid January Shutdown

One month after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, leaders have struck a compromise allocating over $1 trillion to fund the government for the …