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Bryce Covert

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Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert is the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress and a blogger at TheNation.com.


News and Features

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

It’s easier than you think.

Conservatives’ silver bullet is a joke.

Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

Paul Ryan’s poverty plan uses old tricks to make deep cuts.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.


The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.
If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.
The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.
Thomas Perez once pushed for a domestic workers’ bill of rights. Could he help the movement at the federal level?
Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.
Working parents will benefit enormously from an affordable, quality place to send their kids.
Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.
Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.