Social Security

What Makes Bernie Run?

What Makes Bernie Run? What Makes Bernie Run?

Biden’s momentum is clear, and the question before Sanders is becoming clearer by the day: Will staying in help build the movement or hurt it?

Mar 20, 2020 / Robert L. Borosage

Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

We talked to the French economist about his new book Capital and Ideology, his thoughts on Covid-19, and more.

Mar 26, 2020 / Editorial / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps

Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps

He’s admitting that work requirements will cut recipients off from their benefits—and reduce the deficit he himself created.

Feb 28, 2020 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers

Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers 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.

Feb 14, 2020 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Did the New Deal Need FDR?

Did the New Deal Need FDR? Did the New Deal Need FDR?

His political evolution points to a different locus of power than the one liberals tend to invoke when discussing the era’s history.

Nov 11, 2019 / Books & the Arts / Kim Phillips-Fein

California food stamps

Economic Security Should Be Lifelong Economic Security Should Be Lifelong

The US government already has the means to assure lifelong financial stability to all Americans. Here’s how we can make it happen.

May 15, 2019 / Peter Barnes

When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success

When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success

For much of the 20th century, Milwaukee was run by socialists—and Time magazine called it “one of the best-run cities in the U.S.”

Apr 2, 2019 / Editorial / John Nichols

Economic Insecurity Is Becoming the New Hallmark of Old Age

Economic Insecurity Is Becoming the New Hallmark of Old Age Economic Insecurity Is Becoming the New Hallmark of Old Age

It’s time to face this country’s looming retirement crisis.

Mar 29, 2019 / Feature / Katherine S. Newman and Rebecca Hayes Jacobs

The Price of Austerity in England

The Price of Austerity in England The Price of Austerity in England

Savage cuts in social services have put county councils in crisis.

Mar 14, 2019 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

John Dingell

John Dingell Kept the Faith, From the New Deal to ‘Medicare for All’ John Dingell Kept the Faith, From the New Deal to ‘Medicare for All’

The veteran congressman, who has died at age 92, always understood that health care is a right.

Feb 8, 2019 / John Nichols

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