Filed Under: “Economics”

Economic inflation harms lower-income people the most

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Poorer families can’t cut back on essentials like food, even as prices have gone up across the board


American workers are seeking a better deal from employers — by staying out of the job market

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Republican governors cut millions of people off their unemployment rolls, but many are staying away from jobs that underpaid


Pandemic hardship is about to get a lot worse for millions of out-of-work Americans

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Nearly 9 million people have lost pandemic-related unemployment benefits


Cutting off emergency unemployment aid did not spur job growth

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New employment statistics indicate that eliminating assistance to people out of work did not force them back into jobs


New data suggests that white laborers vote differently based on income levels

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The covid crisis has made clear that the private sector depends on the public good

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For too long, policymakers have ignored how the common good precedes and is required by private benefit


Big Pharma’s billions in excess profits could finance COVID vaccines for the entire continent of Africa

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Pharmaceutical companies claim to be all about public health, but their prioritizing of payments to investors belies this claim


The gender gap in economics is even worse than tech

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Strong data suggests that economics is the worst field in which to be a woman, despite the much greater attention paid to other areas of STEM. The consequences of this aren’t felt only by the women who work in the field, but also in government policies which would likely look very different were more women involved in drafting them.


How guaranteed income programs could give low-wage women a crucial lifeline

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Pilot programs are sending money to low-wage workers as a new way to fight poverty and enable entrepreneurship


 

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