Inflation is high. The GDP has shrunk. But the job market has never been better. The Washington Post's Damian Paletta helps make sense of the U.S. economy today.
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.
- 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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