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Unemployment news and analysis from The Nation
April 10, 2018
Why Democrats Should Fight for the Right to a Good Job
With inequality reaching new heights, the idea of a government-guaranteed living wage is gaining steam among progressives.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 9, 2018
The Real Reason Workers Can’t Get A Raise
A preemptive war on inflation will tamp down any real wage growth.
Robert L. Borosage
January 12, 2018
Meet the First 2018 Candidate to Run on a Federal Jobs Guarantee
And he’s doing it in deep-red rural Georgia.
September 7, 2017
Unemployment Statistics Don’t Take Into Account People Who Have Given Up on Finding a Job
Why are over 94 million working-age adults not looking for jobs?
March 17, 2017
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve
We demand way too much from the central bank—but that’s because our elected politicians have done almost nothing to revive the economy.
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August 10, 2016
Donald Trump Spreads Economic Fairy Dust
He’s pushing the same old failures of Reaganomics: tax cuts for the rich and deregulation, along with nostalgia for an industrial era long gone.
July 29, 2016
There’s a Problem With ‘Crowd Labor’
Online outsourcing comes with costs.
June 6, 2016
Dear Class of 2016: Don’t Be Fooled by This Glorious Day
You’re graduating into a strange, foggy world—and we need your help to fix it.
April 26, 2016
‘So Many Doors Have Been Closed in My Face’
What three Americans told the attorney general and HUD secretary about living with criminal records.
April 12, 2016
You Either Work or You Go to Jail
Parole and probation are trapping former prisoners in debt, forcing them to work to avoid getting locked up.