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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
October 28, 2022
The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works
A shorter week allows workers to better take care of themselves without sacrificing productivity.
September 16, 2022
Why US Workers Are Better Situated to Confront Economic Turbulence
Europe directed more of its Covid aid to businesses, while the US supported workers. If a recession hits now, Europeans could be in even worse trouble.
August 5, 2022
The Economic Cost of “Dobbs”
More people who need an abortion will now be unable to obtain one, which will plunge many of them into financial turmoil and curtail their ability to pursue their dreams.
June 27, 2022
We Shouldn’t Destroy What Is Working in Our Economy
As policy-makers move to drive inflation down, it is essential that they don’t lose sight of the economy’s bright spots.
May 13, 2022
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)
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April 1, 2022
It’s Time to End Forced Arbitration Completely
Congress essentially admitted that forced arbitration is a corrupt practice—but only banned it in one area.
February 17, 2022
The Avoidable Tragedy of Road Deaths
The media pays a lot of attention to rising crime, but more than twice as many people die in traffic collisions in the US.
January 7, 2022
The Revolution Against Low-Wage Work
Workers used the additional resources of the past year to demand better pay and conditions.
November 29, 2021
Paperwork Keeps People Poor
It would be a huge mistake for Democrats to embrace harsh work requirements once again.
October 15, 2021
Ignore the Naysayers. A Full-Employment Recovery Is Possible.
Critics of the American Rescue Plan made two dire predictions. Both proved wrong.