It isn't quite true that wages for housework will never happen. Full-time moms in Venezuela now get old-age pensions: http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/9202
@Josh Michtom@facebook I'll never get over the shame. ;-)
I wonder if Solid Conservatives and Steadfast Liberals disagree about who is powerful.
There are great tenant organizations in NYC, and every renter should join one. It's basic self-interest. My personal favorite is Met Council on Housing: www.metcouncilonhousing.org
@Stina See, now that's good New Financial Advice!
@cjm It's interesting how you pair side-gig income with unemployment insurance. Does side gig implicitly mean under-the-table gig? Is that a generally accepted, if unacknowledged, part of the economy now?
If we assume everyone will lose a job at some point, and probably more than once, then we probably also ought to assume that 401(k)s are really just emergency funds. Specifically, emergency funds with all sorts of complicated penalties and taxes attached. Which raised the question of the wisdom of saving via 401(k)s.
A key piece of the New Financial Advice would be a plain and clear account of our paycheck rights under federal law: the minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wages, compensable time, layoff pay, equal pay, and what can and can’t be deducted from our pay. I’d also throw in the right to continued health coverage during family and medical leave and, of course, the right form a union. Lots of folks don’t know what to do when they’re getting ripped off by their boss — we need a book to explain it.