Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren writes about how the middle class of America is getting smaller over the years, as the manufacturing sector of the United States continues to crash while the financial sector, the big banks, get richer and richer through pushing some buttons and executing financial maneuvers. Warren exposes a system of predatory lending, anti-competitive practices, and other ways in which these big banks have torn apart the middle class to get richer, benefit from financial crises such as the great recession, while millions lose their homes and jobs. Warren analyzes specific issues in the American economy, such as the low minimum wage that is barely raised once every decade or so whereas living costs and labor productivity are skyrocketing. She looks at student loan debt, and how that issue can tear apart families or deter bright, young kids from seeking a secondary education because of the cost. She looks at the tax cuts and corporate welfare that the government has shifted towards in recent decades, a form of socialism for the rich and unfettered capitalism for the rest of society.