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The New American Class System - How to Survive It

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While many are scrambling for ideas about creating jobs, there are those who are so removed from this concern that they may appear to be from another planet. These are the super duper wealthy who have little idea about the struggles for survival that are being experienced by many. Many of these wealthy individuals practice what others may see as squandering their money away on frivolous luxuries. Typically one might consider that such wealth is not harming anyone else. Still there is a mounting unrest with a fear that this excessive wealth is contributing to the emergence of a new and even scary class system. Is it becoming a trend or even an addiction to fight for excessive luxuries among Americans - even amidst the great economic struggles that many are facing? How are people gaining such tremendous wealth that they appear to be creating a new class system of the super rich? In fact one author (Jeff Gordinier) has written about the new label given to this type of well endowed individual as "luxocrat." http://www.details.com/culture-trends/career-and-money/200605/the-new-american-class-system. This broadcast will explore the concerns of how a new class system can impact our society. It will also consider how Americans can survive the growing economic divide. These programs are designed to offer tangible solutions to the critical issues that are challenging the quality of life in various populations. Each segment will begin with a clearly stated problem, along statistics and/or other information about the problem before inviting participants to help develop workable solutions. We invite forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and solutions oriented talkers to engage in meaningful problem solving. These episodes may be forwarded to government officials (or other interested entities) to let them review solutions oriented discussions.