The Simpsons take on the American Dream in their season 33 finale : The Indicator from Planet Money Last year, we analyzed whether or not the Simpson family's lifestyle was attainable for the middle class. A writer on the show listened to that Indicator, and decided to answer that question with an episode of their own. Today, we bring you a sneak preview of their take on America's shrinking middle class.

Bart Simpson's American Dream

Bart Simpson's American Dream

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Last year, following up on an article in The Atlantic, we published an episode on Homer Simpson's "middle-class" lifestyle. We posited that lifestyle isn't exactly attainable in America today for a hypothetical real-life Simpsons family. Writers of the show heard that episode and thought they should respond... via a musical?

Today, we talk to Simpsons writer Tim Long about Homer Simpson and the shrinking middle class.

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