The United States has a robust and vocal middle class, but this is not the case in all countries. In some places, few people live between the socioeconomic extremes of wealth and poverty.
Explain the role of the middle class in society and any universal public values that became evident in your analysis of the middle class. Is a robust middle class necessary? Is it healthy? What are its prospects in the future global society? In answering these questions, reference the peer-reviewed sources you found in this unit's study. You can also refer to examples drawn from the primary source material you encountered in the Global Issue Resources transcript.