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alligator economics

alligator economics  n.— «One reason why the wage-earning middle class increasingly can’t afford California is that wages, adjusted for inflation, have been stagnant for two decades. In the same time, the percentage of income needed to pay...


straddler  n.— «Alfred Lubrano’s “Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) examines the issues faced by those who carry their working-class upbringings into the middle class. Education brings...

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