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The Melting Away Of The Middle Class 10

For a nation that preaches the importance of families, we haven’t done a very good job of caring for them. Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, joins us to talk about why increases in the costs of health care, childcare and education are making it increasingly difficult for middle-class families to survive. Her new book is called “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America” (Scribner).