Are Gen X-ers Falling Behind?

Author says 30-somethings feel they're losing ground—and suggests how to deal with it.

''There's a whole mythology built around the idea that you are what you make.''

''There's a whole mythology built around the idea that you are what you make.''

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As intelligent, articulate members of the political system, we are in a position to demand more federal support for education, housing, child care, healthcare, and retirement. This is far more than just a financial issue; it's a moral issue about the shifting values of a country where a staggering number of people cannot manage to get by.