Middle class

Graded Inequality~I

Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, and brutalizes our lower class. ~ Mathew Arnold. The term…

The Chinese way

The ‘middle class’, is, of course, a flexible concept everywhere in the world though it’s usually safe to establish a linear link between a burgeoning middle class and a corresponding enhancement of cosmopolitanism and liberal values.

Under the radar

At the turn of the century, the global middle class was mostly a Western phenomenon; today, the consumer class is global and increasingly Asian