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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 10:34 AM

22. Historically, you're correct.

The countries with laws and customs bent toward the middle and working classes have responded in the past to political pressure by the middle and professional classes, partly because middle class citizens have time outside of their jobs to consider political action and involvement. Those countries with perpetually low wage jobs and a tiny middle class/professional class are beset with a very long work week with little leisure time and low income. Those with leisure time are more prone to become activists in civic affairs. We've known for decades that the US middle class is shrinking due to increases in the high cost of living and stagnant wages.

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