Making Markets an Asset for the Poor

Matt Fellowes
Matt Fellowes Former Brookings Expert, CEO and Founder - United Income

July 23, 2007

Writing in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, Matt Fellowes examines the higher prices lower-income workers pay for basic necessities—home loans, groceries, and financial services—and outlines a combination of initiatives that can bring down business costs, curb unscrupulous behavior, and boost consumer knowledge to reduce these prices, creating up to thousands of dollars in extra family spending power.