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U.S. middle class ranks 27th in wealth

America is the richest country in the world.

Not.

A new study shows the U.S. ranks 27th in the world when it comes to middle-class wealth.

Here's more bad news: Wages fell faster in the first quarter of 2013 than they have at any time in the last 65 years.

Though the U.S. ranks first in overall wealth, average Americans don't get a fair share of the wealth they create.

AlterNet came up with a list that explains why:

Today's Teamster News 06.18.13

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