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Middle Class

August 16, 2012, 11am PDT
The love affair between Americans and their cars is a well known trope. But according to a new paper from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on worldwide car usage, America's car ownership rate is among the lowest in the developed world.
The Atlantic
November 18, 2011, 12pm PST
A new report from Stanford University looks at the changes in incomes and neighborhoods.
The New York Times
February 25, 2011, 11am PST
In this piece from <em>Metropolis</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that as the world urbanizes, cities are becoming increasingly unequal and do not provide the opportunities they once did.
Metropolis
August 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
Despite its reputation as a planner's dream, the city of Vancouver has incredibly high housing prices, which is part of the reason <em>New Geography</em>'s Steve Lafleur calls it a middle class nightmare.
New Geography
March 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2009, 8am PST
The growing concentrations of the super-wealthy in America contrast sharply with the erosion of the middle class. It is time for a new set of rules to protect ordinary Americans, writes Elizabeth Warren.
Huffington Post
July 29, 2009, 2pm PDT
Researchers at the Pew Charitable Trust have found that the neighborhood in which a child is raised is a powerful indicator of adult economic success.
The Washington Post
June 29, 2009, 6am PDT
The downfall of the American auto industry is also having a major impact on middle and working class African-American families. This piece from the <em>The New York Times Magazine</em> looks at the connection.
The New York Times Magazine
June 28, 2009, 5am PDT
New York City recently acquired land to develop parkspace and housing for middle and moderate-income New Yorkers in Queens.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 12, 2009, 1pm PST
David Giles explains the economic extremes that now characterize New York City and offers four suggestions on how to retain and strengthen its middle class.
City Limits
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