I am watching MSNBC coverage of President Obama addressing people at Disney World in Florida. He is touting his plan to ease visa restrictions so that the "emerging middle classes" in China and Brazil can more easily get to the U.S.A. to spend their money.
Whatever happened to the emerging American middle class? Over the weekend, I caught a snippet of an interview with two prominent political scientists who claim we have become essentially an oligarchy instead of a democracy. I believe they are on to something, especially if Obama's vision of rebuilding our economy includes having more people working in service industries, accommodating foreign tourists. See the Palm-Print above for a helpful hint toward thriving in this new economy. --EFP