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9 Ways to Know if You're Middle Class

Posted on 2014.02.28 at 00:00
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You make between $40,000 and $100,000 a year. And forget about President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney defining middle class as up to $250,000, as they did in their presidential campaigns. That's just not realistic.


Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2014-02-28 07:33 (UTC) (Link)
It's weird, I put $40K into my currency converter and agree that, in London, that would be the start of middle class. Anything below that, especially for a single income family, would definitely not be middle class.

I didn't even get to plugging in your upper income limits because I saw that it would be R429K in South Africa. That is a lot of money. I'd say the majority of people in South Africa earn less than R50K. (Two notes: we were comfortably lower-middle class and the cost of living is not that much lower, especially in cities). </p>

I think this is why discussions about class, earnings and the earnings gap are important. We need to live in a society that cares about whether 90% of our population lives below the breadline.

ehowton at 2014-02-28 14:55 (UTC) (Link)
You comment made me think of Hans Rosling's short TED talk on Global Population and how it can reigned in through closing that gap.
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