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Middle class begins at $68k

A single worker with two young children needs an annual income of $57,756, or just over $27 an hour, to attain economic stability, and a family with two working parents and two young children needs to earn $67,920 a year, or about $16 an hour per worker.

-- a study by a women's advocacy group that looked at what a somewhat secure middle-class lifestyle costs.

Economic Crisis, The Audit -- April 1, 2011 02:16 PM
A Times Snapshot of the Gilded Age Economy

The very rich do very well while the rest of the country suffers
By Ryan Chittum


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