Thursday, June 22

Th Jun 22 -


Is your neighborhood disappearing? Is it beginning to increasingly resemble a Third World Country? Maybe it's just your imagination... or maybe it isn't...

*U.S. Losing Its
Middle-Class Neighborhoods...

Middle-class neighborhoods, long regarded as incubators for the American dream, are losing ground in cities across the country, shrinking at more than twice the rate of the middle class itself.

In their place, poor and rich neighborhoods are both on the rise, as cities and suburbs have become increasingly segregated by income, according to a Brookings Institution study released Thursday...

Widening income inequality in the United States has been well documented in recent years, but the Brookings analysis of census data uncovered a much more accelerated decline in communities that house the middle class.*

Excerpted from an article:

:: By Blaine Harden ::
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