Tag: COVID-19

The One Percent’s Attack on Unemployment Benefits Shows How Broken Our Democracy Is

July 23, 2020

Members of the One Percent, such as former restauranteur Andrew Puzder, have urged Congress to let the $600 a week unemployment supplement Congress enacted as part of the CARES Act expire on schedule on July 31. They argue, in Puzder’s words that “this $600 per week bonus is discouraging work” for low-wage earners.   No one receiving unemployment benefits will make themselves rich on… Read More»

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It is not too late to stop the worst eviction crisis in a century

Redlining. Predatory lending. Evictions. Housing practices, based on structural racism and in service of white supremacy, continue to determine who gets a home and where. Over the coming weeks, the United States will face a housing crisis deeper than any seen in the last hundred years, one that will once… Read More»

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No more baby steps in response to the COVID-19 economic crisis

March 27, 2020

During this time of public health and economic crisis, it’s clear that we’ve learned some lessons from the federal bailouts in response to the 2007-2009 financial crisis, but rather than taking small steps in the right direction, we need to make a significant leap forward.   In response to the Great Recession, Congress pumped money into… Read More»

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