Why Bernie Sanders’ Brainstorm Shouldn’t Die

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Media Outlet: Bill Moyers

Justin King was quoted in Bill Moyers about Bernie Sanders' idea about using postal banking as a payday lending alternative:

"Talking about the unbanked and the underbanked really ties into the conversation about economic insecurity, which stretches up and down the income ladder," said Justin King, policy director of the Asset Building Program at New America. "The lack of savings, lack of access to helpful and productive financial products and services once were fringe issues. They've gotten a lot more attention as a mainstream middle-class issue. It's starting to percolate in the policy conversation."

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Justin King is Policy Director of the Family-Centered Social Policy program at New America. In this position, he works to develop and advance innovative public policies that expand economic opportunity by better supporting the financial needs and desires of striving Americans.