Originally Posted by haha
We discuss this and present our "ideas" as if there were an answer. Answers are floated as being a fact of experience, or society. But they are not, they are only a personal attitude based on who knows what.
Sometimes I try to understand what is the point of this kind of discussion, then I realize that there is no point, other than it somehow provides rewards or at least reduces anxiety in those who participate.
The point, I guess, is to reconcile Warren's data with our experiences. I know I'm having a hard time doing it.
If we can't reconcile the two, I don't really see how we can make progress on the problem of the shrinking middle class. Or, is it even a problem?
The way I see it, Politics are Bias. Policy will inevitably reflect our biases. Can we overcome them? After watching Warren's presentation, I'm still having a hard time overcoming my own biases. Its hard for me to "know" that the middle class is shrinking, when my own standard of living is improving. Blah...sorry, rambling here.