About the Author
TAMARA DRAUT is the Vice President of Policy and Research at Demos, a national think tank headquartered in New York City, and is the author of Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead. Draut’s research and writing at Demos have garnered extensive media coverage, including several columns written by Bob Herbert in The New York Times. The author’s research, including quotes by Draut, have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, The Chicago Sun Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Des Moines Register, The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, and dozens of others. Draut is a regular commentator on working- and middle-class issues and has appeared on the The Colbert Report, The Today Show, the network evening news programs, and several programs on Fox, including The O’Reilly Factor; CNN, including Your Money; and MSNBC, including UP with Chris Hayes, The Cycle, and The Melissa Harris Perry Show.