The American middle class is on its deathbed. Ordinary folks who put in a solid day's work can no longer afford to buy a house, send their kids to college, or even get sick. According to Thom Hartmann, the death of the middle class is no accident. America's middle class is not the "natural" consequence of a free market based economy. The middle class was created when the rules of the market were set to maximise the public good. Nationally syndicated radio host and bestselling author Thom Hartmann exposes the covert war conservatives, and corporations that are waging against America's middle class - a war that's reducing the rest of its people to a politically impotent working poor. This book asks: How did it happen? Who's benefiting? And how can it be stopped?