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A World Economic Roundtable report on private debt and the American middle class.

 A World Economic Roundtable report on private debt and the American middle class.

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America’s Debt Problem:
How Private Debt Is Holding Back Growth and Hurting the Middle Class

Author(s): Joshua Freedman and Sherle R. Schwenninger

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Joshua Freedman

Joshua Freedman




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Joshua Freedman is currently a visiting scholar in the College of Humanities and Development Studies at China Agricultural University in Beijing, where he is researching and writing about social and economic issues in China. He is currently working on a research paper about social insurance and eldercare programs and an article on the historical community of Chinese Jews in central China. Before coming to China, Josh was a policy analyst in the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC. Josh graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy (concentration: Ethics) from Stanford University in 2011, where he received the Ann C. Seminara award for Outstanding Senior in Public Policy and the Outstanding Senior Practicum award for a project on high school graduation standards in California.



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