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Detroit's vanishing middle class

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Back in the 1960s the booming US car industry had many Americans flocking to Detroit in search of a better life, but nearly 50 years later the downfall of the US auto industry has taken a heavy toll on the middle classes.

The BBC's David Grossman reports.

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