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    Today in Labor History
    Jan. 18, 1909: 
    U.S. Supreme Court rules in Moyer v. Peabody that a governor and officers of a state National Guard may imprison anyone—in the case at hand, striking miners in Colorado—without probable cause “in a time of insurrection” and deny the person the right of appeal.
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  • Does the U.S. Still Have a ‘Middle Class’?
    Posted On: Nov 05, 2018
    November 5, 2018 | ECONOMY | The question of how to define the middle class is one of the perennial mysteries of American social life. Most people say they’re "middle class," so how can we know what this really means? Every few years some intrepid social scientists venture a new definition. This September, the Brookings economist Richard Reeves and Katherine Guyot argued that the middle class is "the middle 60 percent of households on the income distribution" which represents $37,000-$147,000 for a three-person household. Downplaying the importance of education, they wrote that income is the most useful measure of class because it captures all of the other conditions that make a person middling, including consumption, education, and relative social standing; it is not only how much money individuals take home… The Atlantic
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