The Fall Of The Middle Class Is Starving The Economy Of Its Most Basic Need


Steve Jobs with his NeXTstation color computer in 1991 Excerpted from “Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class”

When Steve Jobs — the founder of several of the most important companies in the world, including Apple and Pixar Animation Studios — was six years old, his father gave him some small tools and set aside a corner of his workbench. “Steve, this is your workbench now,” his father said, and he began showing his son how to take things apart and put them back together. Jobs’s father was not highly educated—he never graduated from […]