Older adults are major contributors to the U.S. economy through consumer spending. This spending, however, must take place in a healthy marketplace.
These principles provide a flexible framework that applies to all consumer products and services:
Consumer spending is responsible for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic output.
Fair, equitable, and affordable financial products and services are essential to helping people and communities build and maintain wealth.
Older adults, like everyone, have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to be free from discrimination.
These principles guide AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights and protections in the legal system.
Access to affordable and reliable telecommunications, energy, and water services is crucial to health and economic well-being.
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
A livable community is one that is safe and secure. It offers choices in where to live and how to get around.