Amanpour and Company

Debunking the Myth of the Middle Class

Clip: 09/10/2020 | 17m 51s Video has closed captioning.

As tens of millions of Americans face unemployment, President Trump continues to claim that the economy has been the “strongest ever” on his watch. Journalist Jim Tankersley might disagree. His new book, “The Riches of This Land,” tells the story of what exactly has happened to America’s middle class. He joins Michel Martin to explain the fallacy of restricting immigration to boost wages.

Aired: 09/10/20

Rating: NR

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PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched Amanpour and Company in September 2018. The series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues impacting the world each day, from politics, business, technology and arts, to science and sports.

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