An F4U-7 Corsair flying in formation with three A-7 Corsair 2’s.

An F4U-7 Corsair flying in formation with three A-7 Corsair 2’s.

B-17G Flying Fortress (44-83735) Mary Alice

How Did Canada’s Middle Class Get So Rich?America’s middle class has been richest in the world for decades, but as David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy write in the Times’ new site The Upshot, we’ve lost that distinction to our neighbors from the north. Canada is officially home to the richest middle class on the planet, according to figures crunched from the Luxembourg Income Study Database. Here’s the last 30 years of America’s dwindling income advantage in a handy chart. The authors blame three broad factors: (1) Canada’s education attainment is outpacing the U.S. and most of the world;
How Did Canada’s Middle Class Get So Rich?


America’s middle class has been richest in the world for decades, but as David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy write in the Times’ new site The Upshot, we’ve lost that distinction to our neighbors from the north. Canada is officially home to the richest middle class on the planet, according to figures crunched from the Luxembourg Income Study Database. Here’s the last 30 years of America’s dwindling income advantage in a handy chart. The authors blame three broad factors: (1) Canada’s education attainment is outpacing the U.S. and most of the world;
B-17G Flying Fortress (43-37716) 5 Grand

B-17G Flying Fortress (43-37716) 5 Grand