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The Crisis in Worker Wages

July 8, 2020 Policy Fair wages, universal healthcare, paid parental leave, paid sick leave, paid annual leave.  These should be the minimal components of employment.  It is not rocket science. These things are attainable and would help both the employer and the...

The Crisis in Worker Wages

Policy Fair wages, universal healthcare, paid parental leave, paid sick leave, paid annual leave.  These should be the minimal components of employment.  It is not rocket science. These things are attainable and would help both the employer and the employee. A much...

The Potential Benefits of a Guaranteed Minimum Income

Policy The idea of a minimum guaranteed income (MGI) dates back to Thomas  Paine and the 18th century and has been promoted by such diverse people as Martin Luther King, Jr, President Nixon, economist Milton Friedman, and recent presidential candidate Andrew Yang....

Is the CARES Act Effective?

Policy The effectiveness of the late March 2.3 trillion dollar Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES), Act remains hotly debated.  It is the most comprehensive act of government support since the depression, and its cost is similar to expenditures...

The Gig Economy Looks Bleak

June 11, 2020 Policy In recent years gig workers, acting as independent contractors, entered the gig economy as a means to supplement income, promote flexibility, and even be a secure alternative to regular employment.  Employers took advantage of the cheap available...
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