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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
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.)
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.
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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.
September 3, 2021
The Staggering Costs of Sexual Harassment
Settlements offer a semblance of justice, but they don’t make victims of sexual harassment whole.
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.