Is there a ‘middle class’ or ‘Professional-Managerial Class’?

The idea of a middle class has popular currency, with everyone from factory workers to millionaires self-identifying as ‘middle class.’ Meanwhile, the concept of a ‘Professional-Managerial Class’ has recently gained currency on sections of the left.

But are is there a middle class? Is this the same thing as the ‘petit bourgeoisie’, or the ‘Professional-Managerial Class’? What might the answers to these questions mean for those of us who aim to challenge class society?

Derek and Ani discuss. Edited by Lidia Grigorut.



  • Recs: 02.00
  • Main segment: 17.10


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