Christian E. Weller is a professor of public policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
- Retirement income security
- Wealth inequality and asset development
- Private pensions
- Economic policy
- Consumer credit
- Public finance
Retirement on the Rocks
Why Americans Can’t Get Ahead and How New Savings Policies Can Help
Jobs and wages have become less secure over the past thirty years, while stock and housing markets have gone through greater booms and busts at the same time. These factors alone make saving for retirement difficult, but a number of policy changes have also increasingly exposed household to these risks. The results have been fewer retirement savings, more uncertainty, and a direr outlook for a secure retirement for most Americans. Since savings are low and risk exposure is high because of past policy shortcomings, this book offers straightforward solutions to build real retirement security for American families.