In this National Journal cover story, Amy Sullivan details more of the downward pressures facing the middle class. Another great national challenge is dealing with the fallout of automation and globalization. Drastic improvements to our workforce development system are the best ways to provide displaced workers with the kinds of skills that would allow for a more vibrant middle-class.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-economy/solutions-bank/the-american-dream-downsized-20130425