The Middle Class trap is an organized structure that keeps people in place. Although the middle class is doing better than the working class, they’re still just hanging by a thread, teetering on the brink of financial ruin.
There’s nothing wrong with being solidly middle class. If everyone ascended into the ranks of the upper class, the middle class would cease to exist. And a strong middle class is fundamental to a strong society
Instead of looking upwards with a gleam in their eyes of what their futures hold, what opportunities their kids may have, folks in the middle are terrified of losing it all.
The high cost of living, stagnant wages, and access to healthcare primarily through employers all work to keep people stuck at their jobs. American's don't have the safety or security to take entrepreneurial risks.
Most of the middle class is just one medical emergency, one job loss, or one financial emergency away from poverty. This fear keeps us complacent.