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Unemployment news and analysis from The Nation
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.
March 11, 2021
We Need to Rethink Employment in the Biden Era
Joe Biden has campaigned on the promise of “good wages, benefits, and worker protections.” More than that, jobs should contribute to a better life for workers.
February 17, 2021
What the Congressional Budget Office Doesn’t Get
About a $15-an-hour minimum wage, unemployment, and why a low-wage economy is bad for everyone.
February 1, 2021
My Students Are Struggling. You’ll Never Guess Why.
Final exams tend to lose their significance during global chaos.
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October 27, 2020
If Trump Loses, He Will Be A Ruthless Lame Duck
Trump rules according to his ego, and a Biden victory could make his remaining months in office crueler than ever.
October 21, 2020
Labor, Land, and Legacy: What New Might We Grow in the Shell of the Old?
An immigrant family went from running a small restaurant to becoming small landlords. Amid pandemic uncertainty, their daughter wonders, What’s my place?
Nadia Maria Mohamed
September 9, 2020
How the Biden Campaign Can Turn Trump’s ‘Strength’ Into a Weakness
Too many Americans still give Trump unwarranted credit for the economy.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 4, 2020
Biden Needs to Talk About Jobs on Labor Day. And Every Day.
If he does, he just might win in November.
September 1, 2020
What This Country Needs Is a Working Parents Administration
A combination of federally funded online tutoring and Parenting Pay could jump-start real equity in education and build a culture and economy of care.