For years, economists, analysts, politicians and pundits have bemoaned the steady decline of the middle class, and it isn't hard to find evidence to justify their concern: Over the last 10 years, median middle class household income has dropped by almost $3,500, or about 6 percent. Meanwhile, the poverty rate has risen steadily, as has income inequality. As for education, the classic method for maintaining -- or rising to -- a middle class lifestyle, college tuitions have gone up by a third.
Total Bankruptcy, a network of bankruptcy attorneys, has created an infographic that outlines the narrowing middle class pie -- and the growing share of national wealth that has found its way into the hands of the richest 20 percent of Americans. Take a peek:
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