The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans

A large portion of Middle Class America lives paycheck to paycheck, struggling privately while outwardly projecting financial stability. This article explores the prevalence of financial impotence and the underlying economic trends. Gabler argues that financial impotence and fear of failure “diminish our national spirit.” Perhaps by acknowledging these hidden financial struggles, Americans can begin to articulate a new vision for the future.

Read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/05/my-secret-shame/476415/

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