Links: 2013-07-31

United States
Obama pitches 'grand bargain' to a middle class that no longer exists | Ana Marie Cox | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Question: Is an Amazon warehouse job the new aspirational middle class job for America? Was that the underlying message yesterday?
I ask because I don't get why the President chose tough, low-paying Amazon warehouse jobs to push his new plan for Middle Class America. Seeing this photo made me think of the President seeing the Amazon warehouse akin to a GM factory floor.
So in my mind, the photo said "the Amazon Warehouse is the 21st century equivalent of the GM factory". If that's the message underlying the President's visit to Amazon, I don't think it's a good one because the warehouse jobs aren't as good.
Who Should Bear the Pain? - Bloomberg
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