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Series: America the Gutted


For millions, the American Dream is fading. The middle class – the core of the world’s largest economy – is being gutted as incomes fall and once-reliable jobs disappear. But that's not the entire story. GlobalPost traveled from the shuttered factory towns of the United States to the emerging boomtowns of the developing world, where something very different is at work. 

What's Happening

The crisis of the American middle class has been decades in the making, and despite heated rhetoric on the campaign trail, transcends parties and politics. Here’s what’s going on and what it means for the US, as well as the global economy.