Month: November 2020

November 20, 2020

I interviewed 48 bankrupt Americans

The people arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection had an 18% bankruptcy rate – twice as high as the national average – according to a Washington Post investigation. A quarter of the rioters had been sued by a creditor, and 1 in 5 faced losing their home to foreclosure. As a scholar of American political economy who focuses on middle-class economic precarity, […]