What's happened to the middle class? American politicians spend a lot of time talking about working for the middle class. But just who is the middle class? And is the political rhetoric doing anything to reverse a 40-year slide caused by stagnant wages and eroding job security?9:06 a.m.
Jacob Hacker: Professor of political science at Yale University and resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He is co-author of "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer, and Turned It's on the Middle Class."
Dante Chinni: Author of "Our Patchwork Nation." He has covered politics and media for more than a decade.
Paul Theroux on the 'The Tao of Travel' In his new book, Paul Theroux meditates on his own travel experiences and excerpts the insights of writers like Mark Twain and Susan Sontag. He joins Midmorning to discuss "The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road."10:06 a.m.
Paul Theroux: Paul Theroux is a travel writer and novelist. His most recent book is "The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road."