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Unemployment news and analysis from The Nation
September 16, 2022
Why US Workers Are Better Situated to Confront Economic Turbulence
Europe directed more of its Covid aid to businesses, while the US supported workers. If a recession hits now, Europeans could be in even worse trouble.
July 13, 2022
This Doesn’t Have to Hurt: An Argument Against BDSM Economics
Inflicting pain on workers to fix inflation isn’t just unfair. It’s stupid, ineffective, and completely unnecessary.
January 7, 2022
The Revolution Against Low-Wage Work
Workers used the additional resources of the past year to demand better pay and conditions.
October 15, 2021
Ignore the Naysayers. A Full-Employment Recovery Is Possible.
Critics of the American Rescue Plan made two dire predictions. Both proved wrong.
September 21, 2021
Reset Labor Markets With a Local Half-Time Job Guarantee
The attacks on pandemic income support and the Refundable Child Tax Credit highlight the need for work guarantees.
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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.