Standing behind this family paying with their WIC debit card left me paralyzed. My husband, a generous man from a more austere economic background than I, wanted to offer to pay for their "extras" -- as if potatoes and juice could be extras.
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A new study released on Monday shows that the younger generation will take longer to pay off this debt, and projects that many will continue to add credit card debt into their 70s.
If this year's election teaches anything about "yes we can," our capacities to work across differences to take hold of our collective destiny, it is that civic agency is the work of all of us.
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