by Michael Krieger
When you bail out financial criminals and predators, you get a criminal and predatory economy. If there’s one clear lesson from the 2008 crisis and its aftermath, that should be it.
– From last year’s post: Another Tale from the Oligarch Recovery – How a $1,500 Sofa Costs $4,150 When You’re Poor
The Pew Research Center recently released a fascinating study which showed what many of us already suspected, that the U.S. middle class has declined in 90% of metropolitan areas from 2000-2014, or in 203 of 229 areas studied.
The details are just as interesting as the headline, some of which will provide ammunition for those looking to spin the historic 21st century status quo plunder into something an resembling economic recovery. Specifically, Pew notes that: