The Victims Of Economic Inequality: 'The System Doesn't Reward Work'

Forget trying to make millions. Today, entering—and staying in—the middle class is an elusive dream for low wage workers, who are more educated and broker than ever before according to a New York Times report. Is the new middle America impoverished?

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