Poll: Do you support raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour?

February 13th, 2013 → 10:50 am @

Some say it would represent long-awaited help for the working poor hoping to break into the middle class in the midst of a slowly recovering economy.


Raising minimum wage would bolster recovery: Obama

February 12th, 2013 → 11:06 pm @

President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage is in sync with his push to grow the economy by bolstering the middle class but it puts him at odds with many small-business owners who see it as a burden.


Malkin: Biden adds to his comedy resume touting kinship with middle class

March 16th, 2012 → 10:36 pm @

This has got to be the bazooka of all Joe Biden blowhardisms. The vice campaigner in chief went on the attack against Republicans this week, clad in full populist armor. "These guys don't have a sense of the average folks out there," said…


Steve Mariotti: The Power of Owner-Entrepreneurship Education to Restore Our Middle-Class

January 26th, 2012 → 11:13 am @

Most of our national education efforts seek to teach low-income youth to become better workers. Why aren't we also teaching them how to own? If entrepreneurship is the engine of the American economy, why aren't we raising more creative entrepre…


How to seize opportunity in Brazil

December 12th, 2011 → 4:22 pm @

Canada’s tenth-largest trading partner and the fifth most-populous country in the world features a growing technology and resource sector, and a burgeoning middle class.


Sarcastic but sympathetic, ‘Babbitt’ is premier middle-class novel

November 20th, 2011 → 1:43 pm @

Sinclair Lewis’ "Babbitt" is ranked 953,241 on the Amazon sales list, which tells you that not many people read the 1922 novel anymore. But Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and many consider "Babbitt" to be his greatest creation.