Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:05
The middle classes are really a concept based on serving the ruling classes.
At the top (like it or not) we have/had the movers and shakers and the real money. Historically speaking, this lot had whole industries supporting their interests and these became known as the middle classes.
To avoid disruption, the middle classes described a system based on security. That was a good education = good job with security for life = a place to live and hope for the future. Simple.
And now its all over.
The middle classes have been destroyed, and they did it to themselves.
And now we have a stupid system where people still play by the old rules without any logical prize at the end of it. Much the same way as a lender hands out a mortgage based on a job for life when half the borrowers are on six month contracts.