European countries went through — and solved — some of the problems America has.
New Deal for the Middle Class
Neither poor enough to qualify for welfare nor wealthy enough to live comfortably, the West’s middle classes need a new deal.
Reactionary populism is less a coherent policy platform than a cry for attention.
The upperclass lives comfortably and with little regard for the rest of society.
Middle incomes are stagnant. Employment and wages are down. Few believe in the American Dream anymore.
Expanding affordable housing in America’s major cities is the key to reducing inequality.
If deregulation is coupled with the introduction of a universal basic income, people may not fear being left behind.
Germany’s conservative party leader calls for a focus on pay, pensions and housing.
Free markets and globalization have made Britain wealthier, but it doesn’t always feel that way.
The party has a plan to help middle-income voters, but it tries to sell it as an agenda for social justice.
The white working class gets all the attention, but middle-income Americans quietly decided the election.