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The Upper Middle Class Is America's New One Percent

Growing up in the U.K., Richard Reeves’ family was keenly aware of their class status. When Reeves moved to the United States, he observed that class was largely ignored until the Americans started calling out the ultra-rich during the Occupy Wall Street movement. But while the top one percent may be leading the charge of inequality, Reeves says it’s the upper middle class keeping the rest of Americans down. Reeves joins Worldview for a discussion about class, inequality and his book Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What To Do about It. 

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