Thursday, April 15, 2010

The divide between rich and middle class

So I agree with Hans that the divide between poor and rich are not as great. But I'm focus on the distinction between the rich and the middle. The difference is beyond just eating caviar everyday but who calls the shots.

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  1. While the absolute position of the middle class in the world is growing, I wonder about the US? It might be that middle positions are going to foreign nations and the rich/poor disparity is growing in the US.

  2. I should qualify the prev comment with the assertion that low-skilled positions are also preferrable to export but they probably count service jobs/consumer facing positions as low-skill so those can't be outsourced.