In a time when the one percenters seem to have it all, author Munir Moon builds a case for the average Joe in his eye-opening new book, The Middle Class Comeback. So take heart and take control of your fears with Moon’s informative–and ultimately inspiring–look at the middle class.
While it is true that the middle class has been consistently squeezed while facing higher costs in health care, housing, education, and taxes, there are many positive developments that spell hope for those making a moderate income.Moon, a former financial-industry executive and current business owner, uses his years of expertise to paint a portrait of the middle class that is not nearly as grim as the media would have you believe.
With clarity and insight, Moon details the ways in which the middle class is setting itself up for a comeback. This includes the increasingly strong presence of women in society; the rise of technology that will both create high-paying jobs and inspire different ways of approaching basic societal pillars; and the imminent takeover of the millennials, a generation that is poised to tackle our nation’s problems in a whole new way.
The Middle Class Comeback counters the negativity of the dominant narrative surrounding the past, present, and most importantly the future of the American middle class. Despite the doom and gloom making headlines, there are major forces working together: the rising power of women and millennials combined with rapid technological advances will prove that the middle class is ripe for a comeback.
“The best part of The Middle Class Comeback is the action-oriented optimism that fills the entire book. Many books praise the ingenuity of the middle class, but they contain more political rhetoric than policy. The Middle Class Comeback maintains the same amount of optimism without falling into that trap.The focus in this book is on exploring the potential of America’s future by exploring the future created by the most promising trends of today.” Small Business Trends
“A diagnosis of American middle-class woes and a hopeful blueprint for its revival. … It’s a thoughtful, lucid study, and it’s refreshing to see an unflinching discussion of the middle-class difficulties that doesn’t surrender to fatalistic despair. … As a brief primer on the state of the middle class, this is a valuable contribution to public debate. … A sensible, bipartisan analysis of the future of a major segment of American society.” Kirkus Reviews
“Munir Moon’s perceptive book, The Middle Class Comeback, offers a realistic but decidedly optimistic view of the future of America’s middle class. … The Middle Class Comeback is smart, succinct, and easy to read, yet it proactively addresses some of this country’s most pressing problems. In a relatively short work, Munir Moon has done an admirable job of focusing on the three key factors that he believes will lead to the resurgence of the middle class.” Foreword Reviews
“The Middle Class Comeback gives concrete reason for hope and a path forward through continued innovation and political engagement. … As he provides a sweeping history of how social and political processes have traditionally been addressed across the board, Moon notes: “The nation needs a new definition of engagement.” Midwest Book Review
“If you want to be ahead of the game and learn more about the evolution of the middle class, reading The Middle Class Comeback: Women, Millennials, and Technology Leading the Way by Munir Moon is a great start.” Readers’ Favorite