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As America's middle class continues to diminish, it follows that the middle-class neighborhoods they once called home would shrink accordingly. Well, they are, finds a new Stanford University study, which charted changes in Americans' living quarters since 1970. The results are sobering, if unsurprising.

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America has become homogenized. From suburb to suburb, what people eat, think and enjoy is the same. This is not good for a democracy.

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