The Boom Was a Bust For Ordinary People

Febrero 03, 2008

Original publication: Washington Post

Date of publication: February 3, 2008

Barbara Ehrenreich's Op-ed in the Washington Postuses data from our "State of the Dream 2008" report to illustrate how the recent boom hurt the non-rich.

"It begins to sound a bit naughty -- all this talk about the need to "stimulate" the economy, as if we were discussing how to make a porn film. I don't mean to trivialize our economic difficulties or the need for effective government intervention, but we have to face a disconcerting fact: For years now, that strange stimulus-crazed beast, the economy, has been going its own way, increasingly disconnected from the toils and troubles of ordinary Americans." See full article...