Half of Us Households Own No Stock.
from My Budget 360
While the pandemic has caused unrelenting and blistering damage in every segment of our economy, the pain is simply not distributed equally. Many of our essential workers are in the least secure jobs, with weak healthcare support, low wages, and ultimately are in jobs that keep them financially stuck while risking their health. What is troubling about this scenario is that we are seeing crony capitalism rearing its ugly head yet again – with the large bailouts we still do not have a clear picture as to where trillions of dollars went and we are devaluing actual work to support opaque networks of money. We do know that Millennials and younger Americans are getting pummeled once again in this crisis. Millennials shoulder a disproportionate amount of the more than $1.6 trillion in student debt, have lower home ownership rates than previous generations, and are also taking a big brunt of the job losses from this pandemic. Millennials never recovered from the Great Recession and this economic contraction is hitting them even harder.