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Title The middle class / David Haugen, Susan Musser, and Vickey Kalambakal, book editors
Imprint Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HT690.U6 M47 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020343844
Descript 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Opposing viewpoints
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Why consider Opposing Viewpoints? -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: What Is The State Of The Middle Class In America? -- Chapter preface -- 1: Middle class possesses luxuries, job security, and little credit card debt / Clive Crook -- 2: Middle class is in debt / Brian Purnell -- 3: Middle class is not saving / Christian E Weller -- 4: Middle class has lost its work ethic / David Brooks -- 5: Middle class is losing health insurance coverage / Mary Agnes Carey and Rebecca Adams -- 6: Middle class is an illusion to keep workers from rising up / Pat Barile -- 7: Upward mobility is becoming a myth in America / Paul Krugman -- Periodical bibliography -- Chapter 2: How Do Middle-Class Values Impact Society? -- Chapter preface -- 1: Middle-class consumerism is out of control / Rodney Smith -- 2: Middle-class consumerism is not out of control / Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi -- 3: Gentrification improves American cities / Stephen Zacks -- 4: Gentrification threatens to displace low-income city residents / Kathe Newman and Elvin Wyly -- 5: Teaching middle-class values leads to success / Naomi Schaefer Riley -- 6: Teaching middle-class values is a euphemism for teaching whiteness / Lisa Arrastia -- Periodical bibliography -- Chapter 3: What Is The Status Of Minorities In America's Middle Class? -- Chapter preface -- 1: Hispanic middle class is growing / Joel Russell -- 2: Government policy reform is necessary for the Hispanic middle class to grow / Jennifer Wheary -- 3: Demographics of middle-class blacks are changing / Kris Marsh -- 4: Blacks are at risk of falling out of the middle class / Maya Payne Smart -- 5: Poor parenting is keeping many black children out of the middle class / Kay S Hymowitz -- Periodical bibliography -- Chapter 4: Is The American Middle Class In Decline? -- Chapter preface -- 1: Middle class is worse off than in past decades / Tom Eblen -- 2: Middle class is better off than in past decades / Steve Chapman -- 3: Big business and big government are devastating the middle class / Lou Dobbs -- 4: Globalization is devastating the middle class / Gabor Steingart -- 5: Unions can restore the middle class / Robert B Reich -- 6: Middle class deserves a tax break / Barack Obama -- 7: Obama's tax break proposal is wrongheaded / Newt Gingrich and Peter Ferrara -- Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index
From Booklist: "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model-not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens-include complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations-all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issues within the general debate. Brief introductions to each section and to each reading focus the questions raised and offer no slick answers."
Subject Middle class -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Alt Author Haugen, David M., 1969-
Musser, Susan
Kalambakal, Vickey
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