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Amazing Graphic Shows Chicago’s Middle Class Disappear Before Your Eyes

John Dodge | CBS Chicago | April 3, 2014

The graphic that you are about to see is sobering, perhaps depressing, and you can’t take your eyes off it.  We have the exhaustive work of Daniel Kay Hertz, a masters student at the University Of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, to thank for that.  At the risk of sounding like an old carnival barker, step right up and watch the middle class of Chicago vanish before your eyes.

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The American Dream Is Dead In The South

Eileen Shim | PolicyMic | January 27, 2014

The entire premise of the American Dream is that if you work hard, your life, or your childrens' lives, will be better. It's the promise that has brought immigrants to these shores for centuries, and it's the most frequently-touted line by Republicans who oppose social safety nets.

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