From the New Deal to the Raw Deal

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see generally with the cost of living squeeze being felt by many American families (0:55), looking first at some of the factors which may be influencing the excessive rise in housing costs (7:22). We also touch on what may be going on with the increase in other common costs, such as student loan debt and child care (19:44), try to reconcile the perceived strength of the economy in general with the struggles of the workers (30:10), and consider how the actions of government and the operation of our capitalist system can play a positive or negative role in addressing this crisis (36:33).

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