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The middle classes were still there during the Great Depression. Any suggestion that everyone was reduced to grinding poverty is inaccurate.

The difference during the Depression was that employment was very much lower, so that the number of "middle class" individuals decreased as a percentage of the population. Many of those who were still working also received less income, and the availability of consumer goods was sharply diminished.

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