When housing’s too expensive…

…here’s who you lose: Teachers, firefighters, teachers, and other middle-class workers. From Nathan Heller, at The New Yorker: The quandary became flagrant last week:¬†news circulated¬†that the Palo Alto City Council had moved to explore subsidized housing for families earning between a hundred and fifty thousand and two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year. The …

Many families would have difficulty paying insurance premiums

A new Kaiser Family Foundation study says that one of the things that is credited with keeping healthcare costs low — higher cost sharing with consumers — is crippling for families struggling to make ends meet. Which raises the question, what means the “affordable” in “Affordable Care Act?” You can read the report here. And …