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Why Middle-Class America's Crisis Has Only Gotten Worse

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When reporters Donald Barlett and James Steele came out with their seminal book "America: What Went Wrong?" in 1992, then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton waved it around on the campaign trail and proclaimed that he was strongly influenced by it.

The 1992 bestseller "America: What Went Wrong?" documented how tax policy hammers the middle class, how the rich grow more rich and the erosion of the health care and retirement systems. So how have things changed since?

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shares updates on his 1992 bestseller about the undermining of the American dream.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.