As in many past election cycles, corporate- bashing rhetoric has been the bread-and-butter of many progressive candidates and their supporters pressing for greater governmental intervention on issues such as corporate governance, wages, and worker benefits. But, as a comprehensive economic message and agenda, “fighting big business” unfortunately won’t lead to the kinds of policies workers need.
Economic insecurity belies President Trump's triumphalism on the economy. Via Washington Monthly
The idea of "guaranteed jobs" suffers from a variety of fatal defects, including its size, timing and relevance and any number of practical obstacles that make it administratively unworkable as well as politically untenable.
Low unemployment rates mask soft spots in the job market, especially among rural Americans and minorities. Via Washington Monthly,
What’s needed is a new paradigm for how higher education is financed. That means new mechanisms that both lower the cost of college for students and hold schools more accountable for how their graduates fare in the job market.
U.S. companies are on track to see dramatic reductions in their tax rates, thanks to the $1.5 trillion tax cut package passed by the GOP-led Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in late 2017. Unfortunately, it’s far more likely that shareholders, not U.S. workers, will reap the biggest benefits from the Trump tax cuts, … Continue reading Tax Cuts for the Companies That Deserve It
As many as 1 in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25—or 3.5 million young people—experience homelessness every year. Via TalkPoverty.org