While I'm posting videos, here's a debate on the death of the middle class I did on Russian Television with Harvard economist and Cato Institute maven Jeffrey Miron and Samuel Sherraden of New America. Samuel's a good guy, but Miron and I really went at it.
My answer to the question, "Is the US Middle Class Dying?" is essentially "No, but there are people trying very hard to kill it." Let's not pretend that today's "crisis" is an act of God - it's the result of very deliberate policy choices. Here's the video: