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Ignore the Naysayers. A Full-Employment Recovery Is Possible.
Critics of the American Rescue Plan made two dire predictions. Both proved wrong.
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.
March 19, 2021
Biden’s Next Goal Should Be Full Employment
Tight labor markets give workers power.
January 20, 2021
What Joe Biden Can Learn From the Worst President In American History
Donald Trump was an epic disaster who almost won reelection because he focused on the economy.
July 22, 2020
Congress Isn’t Doing the Bare Minimum for Pandemic Relief
Republicans are putting American workers in danger. Progressive Democrats need to stop them before it’s too late.
Robert L. Borosage
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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.
May 8, 2020
‘Mass Unemployment Is a Policy Choice’
As unemployment reaches Depression-era levels, Pramila Jayapal has a plan that responds with a New Deal–level of urgency.
March 27, 2020
This Is What an Opposition Party Is Supposed to Sound Like
Bernie Sanders’s moral outrage and devastating sarcasm struck back against a GOP assault on poor and low-income workers.
March 21, 2020
If the UK Can Protect Workers From Covid-19 Layoffs, Why Not the US?
House members Rosa DeLauro and Mark Pocan have a plan to keep Americans working.
February 19, 2019
Even Conservatives Support Sweden’s Welfare State. Here’s Why.
It’s practical and efficient, allowing for a very competitive economy while ensuring a high standard of living.