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Explaining the Minimum Wage

Explaining the Minimum Wage Rosalind Gottfried         Economics November 27, 2020 Policy The term minimum wage actually refers to several different things.  There is the federal minimum wage which is the lowest wage that employers can pay their workers unless they...

Consequences of the Lack of a Stimulus Package

Consequences of the Lack of a Stimulus Package    Rosalind Gottfried         Economics November 20, 2020 Policy The inability of  Congress to reach an agreement on a second stimulus package has impacted both the rate of disease and the economic recovery in the...

Social Security in the Time of Covid-19

Brief #97 Social Security in the Time of Covid-19 Rosalind Gottfried Economics November 3, 2020 Policy There are several ways in which older Americans will be impacted as a consequence of the Covid epidemic.  Anyone who was planning on retiring in 2022 will suffer the...

Just How Unfair is the Tax Code?

Rosalind Gottfried Economics October 19, 2020 Policy The recently published revelations regarding the status of President Trump’s tax record hardly come as a surprise.  Many of us have the vague notion that the tax structure is unfair, but how bad is it?  And, how is...

The Corona Virus Crisis Women in the Labor Force

Policy          Women are leaving the workforce at a rate four times than that of men.  There are two alarming trends affecting women in the labor force as a consequence of the corona virus.  The first impacts lower wage workers and concerns the dramatic rate of...

How the Supreme Court Impacts the Economy

Policy The Supreme Court has an enormous influence on economic policy though this association is not commonly made.  For example, the rights and well-being of the working and middle classes can hinge on the opportunity to unionize.  This right suffered a blow in a...
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