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Subject:  Re: Poll: The Middle Class Date:  4/21/2008  9:40 AM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  12917 of 20861

..."middle class" is a term for which people are never going to agree on a definition...

I think we're getting hung up on the various meanings of the term "class." I guess I stress the term "middle" more--too much of a stretch for me to think about something that's in the top 10% as being in the middle. Yes, I do recognize an enormous disparity on innumerable parameters between $100k in annual income and $1 MM. (Not to mention net worth--e.g., I'm in entirely different "classes" based on income vs net worth.)

I wonder if Bill Gates is considered truly upper class by old-line blue bloods...but perhaps his children will be ;-) Maybe I spend too much time watching Jane Austen-type British movies ("he's rich to be sure, but who is he--who are his parents, who are his connections?").
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