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NAACP Pasadena Invites Pasadena Community To COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for Health, Safety, and Economic Impact

first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy L-R: Chief John Perez, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh and Mark JomskyNAACP Pasadena Executive Board invites the Pasadena community to a virtual town hall focus on COVID-19 pandemic discussion public health, safety, and economic impact.Speakers for the town hall include Dr. Ying-Ying Goh from the Pasadena Public Health Department, Chief John Perez from the Pasadena Police Department, Mark Jomsky City Clerk of the City of Pasadena, and Ishmael Trone of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.“COVID-19 has exposed the gaps dividing all of us, more so People-Of-Color (POC) Not just in social isolation, but the rights to live equally in the pursuit of quality health, safety, and economic endurance,” says Allen Edson, President of NAACP Pasadena.The COVID-19 town hall will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.Click here to view flyer.Please email the NAACP Pasadena Branch at [email protected] for more information and access to this virtual event. Community News NAACP Pasadena Invites Pasadena Community To COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for Health, Safety, and Economic Impact STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 | 11:45 am STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Commentary: Buttigieg For President?

first_imgCommentary: Buttigieg For President?January 24, 2019, By Mary Beth SchneiderTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—I can tell you all the reasons why Pete Buttigieg shouldn’t run for president.First, there’s the fact that a bunch of you are now saying: Butti-Who?Then there’s the fact that he’s the mayor of South Bend—a city of about 100,000 people. Not exactly a power base, and no one has jumped directly from a mayor’s office to the Oval Office.Throw in that he’d be the first openly gay man to be president, with his husband the first man in the spouse’s role; he got clobbered in his only statewide race, 2010 run for treasurer; he has no campaign war chest.But I can also tell you why Buttigieg is most definitely considering a run for president — and I believe has already made the decision to join a bulging Democratic field.He’s smart, a graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities. He’s a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran who served in Afghanistan. He was the pick of every former Democratic National Committee chairman to win that job last year, wowing activists even as he lost. He’s had a flood of glowing national profiles that use words like “wunderkind.” And his name was among only four former President Barack Obama cited as representing the future of the Democratic Party.It’s practically a law that you can’t run for president without authoring a biography/policy book and Buttigieg’s comes out Feb. 12, “The Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and A Model for America’s Future.” (If that doesn’t sound like a campaign stump speech, I don’t know what does.)Wednesday, squeezing in a quick call as he drove between mayoral stops in South Bend, Buttigieg would admit only to “getting close” to a decision. The questions he’s weighing aren’t about fundraising or polling.“To me, the process of determining to run for office at this moment is: Do the needs of the office match what you bring to it?” Buttigieg said. “It’s asking whether what you bring to the table is different.”Some of his differences are obvious. And at 36, he’d be the youngest nominee for president ever taking on the oldest president. But he’s also a white man facing a Democratic base that in 2018 supported more women and people of color than ever before. Still, more than anything Democrats are looking for someone who can beat Donald Trump. Buttigieg is an unapologetic progressive who can sway those who wanted Bernie Sanders in 2016. And his story — turning around a dying city lamenting the past by helping them reach for the future — may win over the swing voters who didn’t see Hillary Clinton as someone in touch with their lives.“We need more voices from the middle of the country,” Buttigieg said. “This is a part of the country that Democrats to our dismay lost touch with in recent years. I have very high regard for a number of leaders in our party who are from the coasts. But I think it would be a terrible mistake if the only faces our party put forward were people in federal office who come from the east or west coasts.”Buttigieg thinks some misconstrued the lessons of the 2016 election. “There’s this theory that our part of the country is all about nostalgia and resentment, and I don’t think that’s true.”But they do want to thrive again. His message: “To recapture what made the innovators of the early 20thcentury so productive … one of the things we have to do is emulate the fact that their focus was on the future, not the past.”Buttigieg said Democrats will be tempted in the 2020 election “to talk about a restoration of normalcy. We’re going to want to come out and say, ‘this is just chaotic, it’s exhausting, let’s go back to where we were before, let’s have it be like 2009.’ If there weren’t some real deficiencies with the way things have been in the past, we never would have gotten to the messed-up state we’re in in the present.”He doesn’t mention Trump, but his message is clear: A winning campaign has to be more than anti-Trump; it has to lay out a vision for the future.He’s a long shot, of course. But in 1975 I sat on a couch at the University of Illinois student union, one of only four or five students who came to meet a candidate for president. His name was Jimmy Carter.FOOTNOTE:  Mary Beth Schneider is editor of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.This article was posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, editing or bias.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Championship game draws Irish faithful

first_imgWhile the Notre Dame and Alabama football teams prepared for their faceoff in the BCS National Championship, squads of volunteers from the opposing communities set rivalries aside to plant a community garden in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. Katie Rutledge, service programs manager for the Notre Dame Alumni Association, said the project originated from the desire of the student and alumni community to demonstrate the Christian values of charity and gratitude. “It puts a proper perspective on life,” Rutledge said. “Talking to the volunteers, [University President Fr. John] Jenkins said that the project was a victory for both sides. This rings true, especially now after the loss. The service project and impact will be a win for the community and those who spent time in service during their Miami trips.” Planting season only began recently, so volunteers could not immediately plant a full garden in Overtown. However, the timing did not stop the group from leaving a mark in the community. “Only a few vegetables were planted in the beds – lots of parsley,” Rutledge said. “However, a subset of volunteers planted seedlings into tiny vessels, and once the seedlings are strong enough, they will be transplanted to the raised beds. We also planted flowers to beautify the lot. Roots in the City procured red and white and blue and yellow flowers to represent the two schools.” Around 300 Notre Dame and Alabama fans, alumni and students participated in the planting activities Sunday in addition to the volunteers provided by Roots in the City, the Miami-based organization dedicated to community development, healthy eating initiatives and inner-city beautification as stated on the non-profit’s website. “We had a lot of help from guests at the Camillus House, a shelter which also partners with Roots for a work program,” Rutledge said. “Many of the men work in the gardens on-site at Camillus, and I think their presence added to the experience for everyone. The men were very welcoming and understanding of people like me without green thumbs. They did a lot of backbreaking work, moving 3000 cement blocks and more.” Inspired by the service initiative’s success, Rutledge said she hopes the alumni organization will continue its partnership with Roots in the City. “The CEO of Camillus House is a Notre Dame graduate, so he was very supportive of the project,” she said. “We hope to start a [Summer Service Learning Program] for students at the Camillus House.” While the event required extensive planning, Rutledge said the opportunity to have an impact of the community made it worthwhile. “We knew that we would have a great turnout,” she said. “Keeping 300 people busy for three hours – especially Domers who always come ready to work – takes a lot of preparation.” This year’s urban garden initiative continues an Alumni Association tradition to sponsor a service project preceding bowl games, Rutledge explained. She said she hopes the service work will continue going forward regardless of where Notre Dame finds itself in the postseason. “It’s an honor to be in charge of providing service opportunities for alumni at these big athletic events,” she said. “There’s an obvious desire to serve among alumni and students, as evidenced by the turnout.” Contact Aubrey Butts at [email protected],Despite the disappointing outcome of the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7, Notre Dame students and fans brought South Bend to South Beach for an entire weekend to support their Irish against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Tens of thousands of Notre Dame fans descended on the greater Miami area in the days leading up to the game, including a star-studded Jan. 5 pep rally featuring such Irish legends as Lou Holtz, Joe Theismann and Mike Golic that attracted an estimated 20,000 fans to South Beach. Junior Pat Wall said the Notre Dame presence in Miami was impossible to miss. “Walking up and down the main street in South Beach … was just like walking through the quad on campus,” Wall said. “You knew someone everywhere you would go. The amount of Notre Dame fans in Florida that week was unreal. It seemed as if we moved South Bend to South Beach and I had the time of my life.” Senior Ellen Carroll, who spent a week in Florida with her friends, said Irish spirit was rampant throughout the greater Miami area. “It was like the entire school had an extra spring break in Miami,” she said. “The crowd was huge everywhere you went and the number of Notre Dame fans was overwhelming. I hadn’t realized before going down to Miami just how large the Miami area is … but you couldn’t go anywhere without running into people you knew and Notre Dame fans who wanted to talk to you.” Carroll said she and her friends attended the Jan. 6 concert on South Beach featuring country group Dierks Bentley and hip-hop artist Flo Rida. “They shouted out to the crowd to see if there were more Notre Dame or Alabama fans in the audience, and the Notre Dame fans were easily twice as loud as the Alabama fans,” she said. “It was pretty incredible to be able to travel so far from our school … and feel the same sense of family and school pride that we always have here on campus.” Sophomore Christian Knight said the beachside concert was a highlight of his trip to Miami. “While Flo Rida isn’t exactly the most musically talented artist, just being on the beach with over half the Notre Dame student body was unforgettable,” he said. Carroll said the experience of supporting the Irish in Miami reinforced her love for the University and the members of its family. “I never thought that I would have the chance to [watch Notre Dame play in the national championship] as a student here, and I was so proud to be able to tell people I met that we were students at Notre Dame,” she said. Knight, who received a ticket to the game as a birthday present, said his favorite part of the championship experience was the gameday activities leading up to the ultimately ill-fated matchup against Alabama. “Being able to sleep on the beach, attend several Notre Dame tailgates and attend the national championship game all on the same day … was one of the most unforgettable experiences I will ever have,” he said. Wall said the extended gameday allowed more time to tailgate with friends and Notre Dame alumni. “It was impossible to move 10 feet without running into someone I knew, had class with or just recognized from around campus,” he said. “There were so many alumni tailgating who loved to talk … about their experiences at Notre Dame, and I loved getting to hear about their college experience.” Regardless of the final outcome of the game, Knight said he “would relive that weekend 100 times over.” “There is nothing better than treating winter break ‘domesickness’ with a weekend in South Beach with all my closest friends from all across the country,” he said. Carroll, who attended the game after receiving the ticket her younger sister won in the student lottery, agreed the experience was memorable whether the Irish football team was victorious or not. “I’ve never experienced such an exciting pre-game atmosphere before,” she said. “The game itself was pretty painful to watch after the first couple minutes, but I would 100 percent go again if given the chance.” Contact Kristen Durbin at [email protected]last_img read more

RE St Q puts foot down on defections

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The good, the bad and the dirty in the week of boxing: From GGG’s new home to weight cutting

first_imgBoth guys looked completely drained after they weighed in. While Hooker looked great in the fight despite the horrible weight cut, Porter looked like he had some difficulties at certain moments because of it. One could make the assumptions that Hooker and Porter didn’t take LesPierre and Ugas seriously. The point would be a valid one and that is likely because bigger fights loom ahead in their weight classes and they know it. You have to take every fight seriously and not look past anybody. Everything has to be done perfectly. If not, the things you worked so hard for could vanish quickly. MORE:  Join DAZN and watch Canelo vs. Jacobs on May 4Looking at it as a whole, Golovkin made the right decision. The best middleweights in the world fight on DAZN: Alvarez (the WBA & WBC champion), Daniel Jacobs (IBF champion) and Demetrius Andrade (WBO champion). While it’s nice to have that competition, for Golovkin, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is a trilogy fight with Alvarez. The 36-year-old feels he was robbed, and perhaps rightfully so, in their two battles for middleweight supremacy. If Alvarez gets by Jacobs on May 4 and Golovkin gets by whoever he takes on, the boxing world might see quite arguably the two best middleweights lock horns one more time.- Dmitry Bivol just continues to win in his quest to be the best.  Bivol (16-0. 11 KOs) made it look rather easy in dispatching of Joe Smith Jr. by unanimous decision. Beyond a moment at the end of the 10th round, when Smith rocked Bivol with an overhand right hand, the WBA light heavyweight champion did anything he wanted to inside the ring Saturday night with little resistance.The case can be made that Bivol is the best at 175 pounds, with IBF titleholder Artur Beterbiev, WBO champion Sergey Kovalev and WBC titleholder Oleksandr Gvozdyk also in the conversation. The latter three, though, are affiliated with the same promoter. The 28-year-old Bivol is willing to fight them all to prove that he’s the top fighter in a loaded division. But will he get the opportunity to prove it? Bivol told Sporting News last week  that he would fight at light heavyweight or drop to super middleweight to leave his mark on the sport. Whether he gets a crack at WBC 168-pound champion Callum Smith or the long-awaited bout with Kovalev, Bivol showed against Smith that he’s inching closer to making boxing’s pound-for-pound list.- Daniel Jacobs driving home a key point towards Canelo fight.  During the final stop of his three-city, two-country tour with Alvarez last Monday in Los Angeles, Jacobs made an astute statement in regards to whether he could get a fair shake on the judges’ scorecards in Las Vegas.”We don’t know, my job is to go in there and do what I have to do,” Jacobs said. “Obviously, we want to put attention on the judges so everyone is accountable for it. Canelo is a big entity for the sport of boxing, he has that effect. But my job, as my trainer said, is to go in there and have the mentality like, ‘You don’t get paid for overtime.’ So if I can make sure that I have a decisive win, win every round, or put it in my hands to create a knockout, that’s the game plan.”Alvarez received questionable calls in his two fights with Golovkin, a split-decision win over Erislandy Lara and somehow was given a draw on judge C.J. Ross’ card in his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013. Bringing up those facts, even though the fight doesn’t occur for another two months is a smart, strategic move. It starts to plant the seed in the minds of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, who appoint the judges, that the best of the best need to be scoring the fight or risk more backlash if Canelo-Jacobs goes all 12 rounds. Judging is always a hot topic of conversation with Nevada being at the forefront of it since most of the mega-fights take place in “Sin City.” The more it’s brought up, the more the public will keep it engrained in their minds as the bout inches closer. Will Jacobs’ decision to make the judging a topic work in his favor? Who knows, but it doesn’t hurt to try.The Bad- Paulie Malignaggi agrees to deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.  The former two-division world champion signed a contract with the upstart organization on Thursday. His debut is scheduled to be in June with an opponent not yet announced. Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KOs), who is a boxing analyst for Showtime, retired from the sport in March 2017. Beyond a short period of being Conor McGregor’s sparring partner — before the MMA superstar’s match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017 — the 38-year-old has stayed away from returning.Yes, it isn’t boxing per se, but there’s no reason for Malignaggi to embark on this new endeavor. He’s suffered a ton of damage in his career, including what was thought to be his finale — an eighth-round knockout loss to Sam Eggington two years ago. In this day and age of concussions, Malignaggi should just stay away. Why take any more blows to the head than he already has? Why put your body through unnecessary punishment? Malignaggi’s got a fantastic job, he’s great at analyzing fights. No reason whatsoever to put that in jeopardy in any way, shape or form.The Dirty- Shawn Porter and Maurice Hooker almost lost their respective world titles … on the scale Friday. Originally, Porter came in for the first defense of his WBC welterweight title at 148.8 pounds. Struggling to make the 147-pound limit and running out of time to hit 147, Porter had to cut his hair.Hooker just about needed all two hours and four attempts later to cut the half pound, so his WBO junior welterweight title defense with Mikkel LesPierre was official.Hooker, who ballooned up to 160 pounds after weigh-ins, knocked LesPierre down in the ninth round to cruise to an easy decision victory. Porter had more difficulty, winning a narrow split-decision over Yordenis Ugas. Weight cutting is a dangerous thing and it isn’t going away any time soon. If done correctly, it can be done with relative ease. Hooker and Porter, though, made it harder than it needed to be and would have lost their belts without losing them in the ring.  It was another interesting week in boxing. Here are the highs and lows of the last seven days.The Good- Gennady Golovkin now fighting on DAZN.  After Golovkin lost a narrow majority decision in his rematch with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the big question was where would he call his next fighting home? HBO exited the boxing business at the end of 2018, so Golovkin didn’t have an outlet to which his legion of fans could watch him compete. All of the sport’s heavy hitters courted “GGG” for months. At the end of the ordeal, Golovkin agreed to a six-fight deal with DAZN  that will see the former unified middleweight world champion fight out the rest of his career on the live-streaming sports service. The deal is a partnership between DAZN and GGG Promotions in which the hard-hitting native of Kazakhstan will compete twice a year over the next three years, with his first fight in June against an opponent to be determined.last_img read more


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10 months agoFenerbahce chasing Watford defender Sebastian Prodl

first_imgFenerbahce chasing Watford defender Sebastian Prodlby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford face a battle to keep hold of defender Sebastian Prodl. The Watford Observer says Prodl is a target for Fenerbahce during the January transfer window.The Turkish side are said to be in the market for a new central defender and reports from Turkey claim the Istanbul club are set to offer €1.5million to sign the Austrian defender.Although the 32-year-old has been sidelined with injury, he has struggled for game time under Javi Gracia this season and has played just 13 minutes in the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa boss Smith reveals face-to-face Abraham talks about Wolves

first_imgAston Villa boss Smith reveals face-to-face Abraham talks about Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith has urged Tammy Abraham to stay and fire them into the Premier League.Smith talked face-to-face with the 21-year-old on-loan Chelsea striker to find out if he was still keen on a temporary switch to Wolves.“Monday was an agreed day off for Tammy,” said Smith. “He came back in on Tuesday. I spoke to him then about his attitude, and it’s been spot-on since then.”He’s been happy here. I asked if he was looking to go elsewhere and he reiterated he was happy to be at Villa , was enjoying playing here and enjoying scoring goals — and nothing more was really said to him. I’ve said right from the outset I couldn’t see him going anywhere, and I’d have been amazed if he had.“The way I look at it, he’s scored 23 goals in this league before with Bristol City. He’s got 16 now. He’s got 20 games to go, if he scores another ten he’s never playing in the Championship again. He’s a Premier League player who’s here, playing in the Championship with us. We’re hoping he can score the goals to take us to the Premier League.”On the prospect of Wolves taking Abraham on-loan, Smith added: “I don’t believe a recall to send him on loan again would have made sense. He’s been on loan three times already. He’s enjoying his football here and long may that continue.“I think everyone knew there was a release clause if Chelsea wanted to pull him back. But my understanding is that if they had activated it it would be for him to play for them, because they had no intention of selling him.“His state of mind is fine. This has been going on for two or three weeks now and he’s scored goals in that time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Feds urged auditors to refocus Aboriginal jobs program review documents show

first_imgOTTAWA – Federal officials asked the auditor general earlier this year to adjust the scope of his review of a key Indigenous skills training program, fearful the audit would miss its mark.Michael Ferguson’s teams are focused on how effective two Indigenous employment programs are at helping people find work — a measure that Employment and Social Development Canada argued takes too narrow a view.In a July 14 letter sent to the lead auditor, a department official argued a change in focus was needed because zeroing in on whether participants got jobs “may not fully consider the objectives of the Indigenous labour market programs.”The letter urged Ferguson’s team to change its audit plan to “reflect the objective of continuous growth and learning,” reads the letter obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.The documents say the department expected to get its first look at the preliminary report this week.A spokesman for Ferguson said the letter is part of regular discussions about an audit’s design to make sure the findings and recommendations are useful for the government.“Ultimately, in accordance with our regular audit process, we obtain acknowledgment of the suitability of the criteria used in each audit from the audited entity’s management,” Vincent Frigon said in an email.Neither Frigon nor the department would say what happened after the concerns were raised, citing confidentiality until the audit is public.Ferguson’s auditors are looking at how the department managed, delivered, and monitored programs, but also how it has reported results since April 2010, almost a year after the Aboriginal skills and employment training strategy and the Skills and Partnership Fund were launched.The department says that over the last seven years, both programs have helped over 350,000 Indigenous people, with almost 133,000 landing a job and more than 60,000 going back to school.The strategy is set to expire in the coming months and the Liberals have promised to have a new program in place by April, a few weeks before Ferguson’s review is expected to come out in May.Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups, such as schools, have also argued that a new jobs strategy should provide more money for groups delivering training programs and focus on the fast-growing cohort of Indigenous youth.A key request from Indigenous groups is to shift the focus to building employment skills, including for those already in the workforce, rather than measuring success by whether someone in the program lands a job.The government expects that over the next decade, about 400,000 young Aboriginals will join the workforce, adding to the almost 900,000 already of working age.last_img read more

Yes middle class is shrinking that too around world Study

first_imgParis: Middle-income households are disappearing in developed countries around the world, according to a new study by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The study, titled “Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class”, laid out a litany of problems affecting middle-income households, warning that “this could have serious consequences for nations’ economic growth and social fabric”, CNN reported on Thursday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Today the middle class looks increasingly like a boat in rocky waters,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said in a statement. “Governments must listen to people’s concerns and protect and promote middle-class living standards.” According to the study, the share of people in middle-income households in developed countries fell from 64 per cent in the mid-1980s to only 61 per cent by the mid-2010s. However the declines were larger in several countries, including the US, Israel, Germany, Canada, Finland and Sweden, it added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn the US, just over 50 per cent of the population is middle class, much smaller than most other developed countries. The report considers households earning between 75 per cent and 200 per cent of the median national income as middle class. Rising income inequality is part of the reason for the trend. Over the past 30 years, median incomes in OECD countries increased a third less than the average income of the richest 10 per cent, the report found. At the same time, costs are going up faster than inflation in the world’s richest economies – making it harder for the middle class to keep up. Home prices, in particular, have been growing more than a third faster than median household income in recent decades. The middle class spent 32 per cent of their budgets on housing in 2015, compared to 25% in 1985. In the study, the OECD offers some suggestions for addressing the middle class squeeze, many of which match the talking points of progressive US candidates, CNN reported. They include lowering taxes on the middle class and increasing them on the wealthy, developing more affordable housing, helping young adults build wealth, containing the cost of education, child care and health and improving workers’ skills and training.last_img read more