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To the editor:
I understand the defensive stance some Lincoln
residents have taken in response to Kelly McEvers NPR article.
However, I was able to listen to the NPR radio announcer
introduce her piece and clearly state the purpose: to research how
communities in this country are affected by the decline in
In Kelly's own words: "It turns out that what's happening in
Lincoln is happening in so many towns and communities across the
country: As we recover from the Great Recession, jobs are coming
back. But they are not middle-wage jobs — they are either high-wage
jobs or low-wage jobs. The middle class is in serious decline. And
that has all kinds of repercussions."
[to top of second column in this letter]
Can we deny that this decline has had a negative impact on
Perhaps Ms. McEvers will present a follow-up study, showing how
America's communities, like Lincoln, are working hard in a positive
way to survive, despite the economic downturn and all of its
November 23, 2013]
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NPR article by Kelly McEvers:
Dwindling Middle Class Has Repercussions For Small Towns