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Saving New Jersey's Middle Class

Saving New Jersey’s Middle Class

George Boff, Ed Murphy, Mateusz Pirtus

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America’s middle class forms the heart of our society, and nowhere is this truer than in the state of New Jersey. In this paper, we attempt to narrow an admittedly broad definition of what it means to be a part of the middle class. Our definition revolves around the aspirations those who belong to the middle class profess; these include, but are not limited to: homeownership, access to well-paying jobs, adequate health care, access to higher education, and a fair and beneficial tax system.