Whither The Middle Class

I was preparing another post… until I saw this.

It speaks for itself.  It is also a big part of the reason I started the trader training/mentoring business.  Trading is not for everyone, but it is an alternative for a lot more people than anyone thinks.

At any rate, I hope more alternatives spring up for people.  Industries and businesses that need workers and/or contractors AND pay a living wage.  The employment numbers looked good on Friday… but there seems to be a tremendous disconnect between the official numbers and the anecdotal evidence.

In an unofficial survey of friends and associates, I couldn’t find a single person who feels like things are “getting better.”  Even those still employed are afraid it is “only a matter of time.”

Maybe things ARE getting better… But the problems experienced by the families in the article above are real, pervasive and not easily resolved.