Artisan Economy - Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class? — Brooklynian

Artisan Economy - Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class?

"Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career."

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  • edited July 2014
    Watching the businesses open and close is providing me with entertaintainment. Does that count?

  • Depends; does it result in employment and income for yourself or others?  If not, no; you are not participating in saving the middle class.
  • edited July 2014
    I consider myself middle class.

    When I am entertained, I remain employed and do not act up at work. Hence, I remain middle class.

    Hence, I am participating in saving the middle class.
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