Support for greater flexible savings will provide a stable and desperately needed foundation.
The government has called the new Rental Assistance Demonstration program the "answer" to housing woes, but there's very little evidence to support that case.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Financial literacy promotion may sound perfectly sensible—who wouldn’t want to teach children and adults the secrets of managing money?—but in the face of recent research it looks increasingly like a faith-based initiative.
And that's up from just nine percent in 1980.
The chief preoccupation of middle-class Americans is not the dream of getting ahead, it is the fear of falling behind.