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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
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.
February 14, 2020
Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers
The president’s farm aid lays bare the racial and class implications of his disdain of government assistance.
January 24, 2020
Finally, a Bipartisan Bill That Would Help All Families
The Bennet-Romney proposal includes a child allowance, which would reduce childhood poverty as well as benefit those further up the income ladder.
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December 19, 2019
Why Public College Should Be Free
Private institutions should be forced to compete with free, high-quality public ones.
December 2, 2019
Workers Are Heading Back to the Picket Lines
Despite job growth, employees face daunting precarity—and they’re fed up.
October 11, 2019
This One Weird Trick Makes Economies More Fair!
A wealth tax is one of the most progressive government levies, falling entirely on the extremely wealthy.
September 20, 2019
The Student Debt Problem Is a Family Crisis
More and more parents are ending up trapped between what they feel is a moral obligation toward higher education and their financial reality.
July 12, 2019
There Are Too Few Companies and Their Profits Are Too High
As industries get more concentrated, businesses have to do less to earn more.