Sunday September 13, 2015

What We Talk About When We Talk About The Middle Class - an Ira Basen documentary

From left, Canadian political party leaders Thomas Mulcair, Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May.

From left, Canadian political party leaders Thomas Mulcair, Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May. (Reuters)

Listen 32:26

In this election, politicians of all stripes are turning themselves inside out to sound like champions of the middle class. But what is the middle class? Who's in? Who's out? And is anyone in the campaign tackling the real roots of a deep middle class anxiety? 

Producer Ira Basen looks for answers in his documentary What We Talk About When We Talk About The Middle Class.