The Middle-Class as an Endangered Species

I just saw Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko last night.  I may not always agree with Moore’s solutions, but I sometimes do share his belief of what’s problematic in American society: in this case, access to good and reasonably priced healthcare, especially in a life-threatening, emergency situation or chronic, long-term care.

But that’s not what this post is about.

Instead, it’s about this: one of the experts interviewed was Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren.  I thought, “Hey, she looks familiar.”  And then I remembered seeing her as one of the pundits in another documentary that I saw not-too-long ago: Maxed Out.  And I had the same feeling when I heard her as when I heard Suze Orman for the first time: “Hey, she’s right.”

Prof. Warren is talking about people like me —  a member of the middle class —  and just how fragile our situation can be and is.  This fragility is scary, since a rigorous democracy depends on a solid, robust middle-class.

Look her up.  She’s worth listening to.


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
This entry was posted in AVOCATIONS, EDUCATION, History & Currents Events, Learning, LQ POV, Personal Wealth. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s