Little in the Millennial Middle

That’s the title of a piece for Thought Catalog I’m only now posting here, nearly 3 months after it went up. It’s about the shrinking economic outlook for Millenials who aspire to be middle class. Opening salvo:

According to a new survey by the vaunted Pew Research Center, Americans have ratcheted downward their expectation of the good life to the point where merely having a job — more precise-like, a “secure job” — is enough to warrant the dignified moniker of “middle class.” The branches of that good life the job tree once supported, like a home and two cars, have been hacked away, prompting folks polled to cling to the trunk itself.

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