As time goes on the middle class is being crushed. While the rich get richer and richer. Bear this in mind when forming your collections. Buy only the finest examples. These will always appeal to the very rich. The middle class collector who simply collects average examples for the love of history will soon be a thing of the past. All objects will be seen by the rich as alternative investments to paper:
Rich-Poor Gap Widens to Most Since 1967 as Income Falls
By Catherine Dodge and Mike Dorning - Sep 12, 2012 3:33 PM ET
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The U.S. Census Bureau figures released yesterday underscored the struggles of American families in a sputtering economic recovery. The report also showed the income gap between rich and poor people grew to the widest in more than 40 years in 2011 as the poverty rate remained at almost a two-decade high.
Median household income dropped 1.5 percent last year while the proportion of Americans living in poverty was 15 percent, little changed from 2010. The 46.2 million people living in poverty remained at the highest level in the 53 years since the Census Bureau has been collecting that statistic.