So Money - Episode 1448

Alissa Quart

Author, Squeezed

Alissa Quart, the author of several books, including Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, offers insights into her in-depth reporting on economic hardship. We discussed the people who now make up the “middle precariat,” those considered middle-class professionals living a precarious economic life, who are just barely making it, underemployed and/or saddled with debt. We discuss how generations are being squeezed, what inequality looks like and how to build a better future. To listen to Alissa’s audio series Going for Broke, click here. For more related content in our “Priced Out” series on CNET Money, click here.



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