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Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management, Emerita


The plight of the middle class is shaping up to be a focus of the 2012 presidential campaign. This is as it should be, given the struggles of working families during the Great Recession, with its continuing high unemployment rates and depressed housing market.


Bane, Mary Jo. "Who Will Speak of the Poor?" Commonweal 139.6 (March 23, 2012): 10-11.