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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
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.
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.
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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.
May 29, 2020
Unemployment Insurance Is a Vital Part of Economic Freedom
Finding a way to provide economic security to our fractured labor force is one of the central goals of our time.
April 17, 2020
We Can’t Save the Economy Without Universal Child Care
A smoothly functioning economy is one in which people who want to work are able to do so.
March 19, 2020
The Stimulus Plan That We Need Now
The greatest mistake would be to repeat our errors from the Great Recession.