I have been thinking about the difference it makes when a society has a robust middle class. The divide between rich and poor seems a given, but health seems directly correlated to the viability of the middle class. The questions are:
1. Is the rise of the American middle class in the 20th Century, and pursuant to that, (is this true?) the European middle class, the first time that this category has been so dominant?
2. Can it last?
3. Are we experiencing the Decline?