“This one-two punch—flat incomes and rising expenses—has hit the middle class squarely in the gut.”
First of all, Elizabeth Warren is just fucking cool, okay? She’s smart and tough and takes no shit and I want to be her friend. This Fight Is Our Fight explains in horrifying, vivid detail the damage that has been done (and continues to be done) to the United States economy since roughly the Reagan years. She takes specific cases and expands upon them with research and examples and all sorts of terrifying information. And she does it in a way that’s relatable and understandable and makes you want to join a protest. I love how she incorporates her own upbringing into the current state of affairs — how a financial downturn in her own family as a child was salvaged by her mother picking up a part-time job, whereas now many families can barely survive on two full-time incomes. She pulls no punches, fails to sugarcoat a thing, and I love her for it.