I still disagree about the article though. The point of the article is that personal finance/self-improvement are often sold as narratives to displace real institutional change that can only be achieved through collective action (say, Medicare for All, federally funded college, etc). Of course personal finance skills and self-…
I think that the article you are describing I would enjoy a lot more. I don’t see any evidence of where that is in the GQ article. It is a very short article and most of it is spent talking about Suze Orman.
There is one paragraph towards the end that speaks to some issues on saving for retirement that went to Congress but that feels to be out of place with the rest of the article.
The closing statement of the article is what drives me up the wall, it’s the one I quoted towards the end of my article.