There is NO middle class.
You are either in the owner class, or working class.
Owners have businesses and assets that pay them.
They give workers two choices, work or starve/be homeless/die of sickness etc.
Make me richer or you will perish. Report to work every Monday - Friday or you will starve. Pay me every month or you will become homeless.
Owners are modern day slave-owners. Since the dawn of time, a few people have lived off the backs of the majority. That’s just human nature.
There is nothing wrong with being working class. In fact, some working class people (c-suite) earn more than owners. But even them soon transition to the owning class.
Kwa hivyo usiwahi jiita middle class, you are either the employee (selling your labor), or a capitalist/owner (riding the backs of laborers).
Think about a landlord with 100 apartments. He/she has 100 people that support her/his lifestyle. He rides their backs because he owns the asset. The supermarket owner rides the backs of 50 employees and for business to work, he has to pay them less than what they generate and pocket the difference (profit). So by default, if you work for someone, you get paid less than you earn for them and he takes the difference. If an employee at a supermarket pockets 15k, best believe that she earns 30k or more for the owner.
Riding people’s backs is the name of the game. Slavery never ended, it just evolved. It is more efficient now because the slaves need money to live. That Indian at Industrial Area with an army of 300 workers is no different from a plantation owner in ancient America. The plantation owner would have forced the slaves to work using beatings, while the Indian threatens the worker with starving and prison (if they try theft). Its literally the same thing with a few iterations.
Right now Bill Gates can rest easy because there are 181,000 employees at Microsoft working tirelessly to pay him that $1 billion dividend cheque every year. James Mwangi could stop working tomorrow but the 9000 employees at Equity will work tirelessly to put that $5 million dividend cheque in his account every year.