What social and economic group or class does the Rath family appear to belong to?
Mention as many details as you can that identify their group or social class. Note
the discussion of salaries for his present and prospective new job, as well as the
Rath's possessions and "lifestyle." (You might find it useful to use the Cost-of-Living
Calculator on the website of the American Institute for Economic Research:
or the Inflation Calculator on the Columbia Journalism Review's website:
These will allow you to translate Tom Rath's salary, or the cost of a new washing
machine, into today's dollars.)