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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
July 23, 2021
The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan
Biden’s stimulus plan took the question of recovery off the table. Now the Democrats can focus on passing large-scale economic reforms.
June 10, 2021
There Is No Crisis of Laziness
Republicans seem determined to make workers so financially desperate that they’ll labor for whatever pay employers deign to offer.
April 30, 2021
Joe Biden Wants to Transform Care Work in America
We must start by viewing care work as an essential component not just of the economy but of life itself.
March 19, 2021
Biden’s Next Goal Should Be Full Employment
Tight labor markets give workers power.
February 5, 2021
Democrats Need to Make Good on Their Promises
Improving people’s financial well-being is good politics.
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December 30, 2020
Blame Mitch for the Lack of Federal Relief
Not nearly enough ire has been directed at the Senate majority leader for trying to ensure that any relief package contains a corporate liability shield.
November 2, 2020
Why a Biden Administration Needs to Spend Big
Democrats must embrace massive infrastructure projects, giant deficits, and a high debt-to-GDP ratio.
October 5, 2020
‘Middle-Class Joe’ Doesn’t Understand the Middle Class
Joe Biden has a preposterous definition of the middle class that as president would hamper his ability to enact smart policies.
August 21, 2020
Can Joe Biden Unrig the Economy?
Raising taxes on the rich would help stop the economy from simply channeling income to 1 percent.
July 10, 2020
The Coronavirus Pushes State Budgets to the Brink
Cuts will fall the hardest on those who have been on the front lines of the crisis.