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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
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.
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.
Get highlights of the most recent, pressing climate coverage in your inbox.
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.
October 19, 2018
Bankers of the World, Unite!
To stabilize our economy, we should unionize the financial sector.
September 28, 2018
Americans Work Too Much Already
The Save American Workers Act would do nothing of the sort, but it would force many employees to log more hours.
August 15, 2018
The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children
The economy has been rigged to channel wealth to a tiny elite.
July 6, 2018
How Tipping Shortchanges Workers
In most US states, tipped employees are guaranteed only a small fraction of the federal minimum wage.