Middle class is built upon class envy – entirely composed of class envy.
Keeping up with the Jones’, the ever increasing private debt is all aspects of middle classdom. The striving for middle class is the struggle to avoid homelessness and the hope to reach upper class.
Nothing as “classful” as middle class.
What talking ABOUT class does to the middle class is remind itself that it’s not alone.
There’s an analogy to race. Growing up I was taught “If you avoid talking about race, race problems go away”.
Middle class is composed of that idea. “If you don’t talk about class, the class problem goes away”.