If nothing else, the Occupy Wall Street movement has turned the national spotlight onto the issue of class and the divide between the wealthy and poor. For years, a popular notion has held that the middle class is shrinking and the extreme ends of the economic scale are growing. In today’s NY Times, an interesting graphic and related article demonstrating the truth of that popular notion: the middle class is shrinking.
What do we know about changes in the North Country? Can you point us to comparable demographic information for the counties north of Albany? Or for northwestern Vermont? Does our region show the same changes in economic class as urban American?