Donald Bartlett http://wlrn.org en The U.S. Middle Class: The Betrayal Of The American Dream http://wlrn.org/post/us-middle-class-betrayal-american-dream <p></p><p>10/22/12 - Monday's <strong>Topical Currents</strong> is with veteran investigative journalists Donald Bartlett and James Steele, co-authors of <a href="http://amzn.to/WtGtYA"><em>THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM</em></a>. &nbsp;Over the past 30 years, the vaunted middle class in the United States has taken some big hits. &nbsp;&nbsp;Outsourcing of jobs by major corporations has been augmented by deregulation . . . retirement plans have been gutted . . . and the middle class pays a higher tax rate than the wealthy. &nbsp;Will the US soon be just a two-tiered economic system?</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 3164 at http://wlrn.org The U.S. Middle Class: The Betrayal Of The American Dream