Inflated college tuition, soaring credit card debt, stagnant wages and the high cost of child care and health insurance are holding back an entire generation, according to Tamara Draut, author of the new book Strapped: Why 20- and 30- Somethings Can't Get Ahead. Draut was in Boston recently, explaining to a packed audience why today's young adults should expect more help from their government to land a steady job, buy a house or finance a college education. Here, she talks with Bob Oakes, who wonders if Draut's wake up call will translate into policies that benefit other generations as well.

This program aired on February 15, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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