SOURCE: Common Dreams
by Lawrence Wittner
The preamble of the Constitution states that the federal government was established "to promote the general welfare." The Democratic Party, for its own good and that of the nation, must aggressively seize that mantle now.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Ezra Klein
Is it time to revisit the basic premise of American welfare policies that encouraging or requiring paid labor is the best way to deal with poverty?
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by Anna K. Danziger Halperin
Today’s child-care crisis may have been fueled by the outbreak, but it is not new. It has been simmering below the surface for decades and can be traced back to President Richard M. Nixon’s 1971 veto of federally funded universal child care.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Lizabeth Cohen
The larger lesson the New Deal offers is that recovery is a complex and painful process that requires the participation of many, not directives from a few. And that, ultimately, we’re all in this together.
SOURCE: The National Interest
by Amitai Etzioni
Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has not renewed "big government." Trump has channeled public funds to private enterprises and left state and local governments responsible for providing services without the resources or power to do the job effectively.
SOURCE: University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Gene Sperling's new book challenges decades of market-oriented economic policy in favor of a standard based on human well-being.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Elisa Minoff
Instead, we should be implementing policies that support people’s work in the wage labor force and make it possible for working families to make ends meet.
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