Is America Becoming More Of A Class Society?

New data show that, increasingly, workers at the bottom are staying there

Keith Mahone thought he was going places after he graduated from high school and landed a mail-room job at The Baltimore Sun in 1983. True, it only paid the minimum wage, but Mahone figured he could move up if he did well. He did move during the next six years--but only to purchasing, the stockroom, and other low-skill jobs that paid just marginally more. Fed up, the Baltimore native quit in 1989.

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