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Despite President Bolsonaro's COVID-19 denialism, a small Brazilian city has one of the most ambitious responses in the world.
Paul R. Katz, Leandro Ferreira
For the sake of justice and democracy, we need a progressive wealth tax.
Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman
COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our labor markets just as much as the fragility of our public health and welfare systems. As we take the economy out of its induced coma, we should ask what kinds of jobs we want and need.
While the government and some banks have announced mortgage moratoriums, they have not insisted that rent relief be passed on to tenants. Many renters don’t know what they will do come April 1, let alone May 1.
The battle over the bailout—set to be delivered through a once-obscure Treasury Department mechanism called the Exchange Stabilization Fund—has only just begun.
Andrew Elrod, Mark Engler
We face an economic crisis not least because the rules of corporate governance slight workers and preclude economic resiliency. We must reform them now.
In his sweeping new history, the economist systematically demolishes the conceit that extreme inequality is our destiny, rather than our choice.
We must act now to support families and businesses. Greatly expanding U.S. unemployment insurance is an obvious way to go—in part because the system is already up and running.
Debt’s ubiquity is a burden, but also an opportunity.
Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, and Henry Paulson still have not reckoned with the failures of neoliberal planning in the wake of the financial crisis.
Gabriel Zucman, Emmanuel Saez
They can give up free-market orthodoxy, but still can’t bring themselves to embrace labor.
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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