Tuesday, February 22, 2005

A question without an answer?
Tom Maguire points to a piece that asks a question I've thought about before: what does "middle class" (atlernatively "middle-income") actually mean? His focus is on the Alternative Minimums Tax as discussed by the New York Times, but it is still helpful in considering the larger question—that is, when a politician refers to the "middle class," is he doing so legitimately, or to play on common fears he sees in the public?

Take a look.

1 comment:

Nettie said...

Intriguing question. I've always thought of it as pretty broad, excluding only the top and bottom 20 percent. But I don't know where I got this concept from, perhaps it's jsut me.