… manage the basics of living. So the middle class is collapsing, while inequality has skyrocketed — and that means the vast majority of Americans live right at the edge of ruin — every single day.What I Mean By American Collapse2.8K46umair haqueDaniel DeMarcoOct 12, 2018·1 min read1/3 to 1/2 is not the vast majority. It is not even a majority. You need to be >50% to be a majority. Must be referring to the 80% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck that was mentioned (with no reference) earlier.