Nightcap

  1. Middle class: questioning the definitions Mary Lucia Darst, NOL
  2. On Romney’s child allowance proposal Scott Sumner, EconLog
  3. On the American constitutionalism, and nationalism Dennis Coyle, Modern Age
  4. Ottomanism, nationalism, and republicanism (IV) Barry Stocker, NOL

2 thoughts on “Nightcap

  1. “Middle class: Questioning the definitions”: Isn’t the U.S. middle class defined by the presence of the rich and poor above and below it? And do not people move from one to another, with or without approval? If so, Americans have – characteristicaly – just substituted economics for legal inheritance?

    • Isn’t the U.S. middle class defined by the presence of the rich and poor above and below it?

      I don’t want to speak for Mary here, but I know she’s busy with her doctorate and I want to jump in! To answer your question, Jack, no it is not. “Middle class” is a culture, not an income bracket.

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