Risk in the U.S. Economy

Risk in the U.S. Economy

The average income of middle-class families has been on the rise for decades, but some experts say the economy that made this possible has also transferred risk from government and businesses to those same Americans. A look at the rewards...

The average income of middle-class families has been on the rise for decades, but some experts say the economy that made this possible has also transferred risk from government and businesses to those same Americans. A look at the rewards and risks of today's economy.

Guests

Peter Gosselin

national economics reporter, "Los Angeles Times", and author of
"HIGH WIRE. The Precarious Financial Lives of American Families:

William Niskanen

chairman of the Cato Institute and former acting chairman of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers

Jacob Hacker

associate professor of political science at Yale University, fellow at the New America Foundation, and author of a forthcoming book entitled “The Great Risk Shift"

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