Once mighty, now a Monopoly property: How manufacturing's decline widens the wealth gap

  • by: MICHAEL RUBINKAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 15, 2014 - 11:15 AM

READING, Pa. — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments.

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