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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
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.
May 31, 2019
Trump’s Plan to Deny Benefits: Pretend People Aren’t Poor
By redefining poverty, millions fewer people would be able to take advantage of lifesaving programs.
April 26, 2019
Want to Expand Medicare? Then Answer the $5 Trillion Questions.
If you think the fight with insurance companies is tough, just wait until single-payer advocates have to go head-to-head with doctors.
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April 8, 2019
In Defense of the Much-Maligned IRS
The agency helps to keep the wealthy accountable.
March 15, 2019
If the Filibuster Remains, the Progressive Agenda Is Doomed
It takes 60 votes for Democrats to build something, but only 50 for the GOP to tear it down.
February 8, 2019
Let’s Get Paid Family Leave Right
Even the paid-leave programs in the US that exist fall short of what’s needed.
December 19, 2018
The Green New Deal Is Good for the Planet—and the Democratic Party
Democrats can no longer get away with offering milquetoast solutions.
November 23, 2018
Just Write Families Checks
Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have bold new plans to fight poverty, but they miss out on simpler strategy: a child allowance.