Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: unemployment

Unemployment insurance isn’t holding back the economy. Inequality is.

If policy makers want to get people back to work, they need to make our economy work for people.

‘Happy Labor Day everyone!’: Millions lose unemployment aid on worker holiday

The loss of federal unemployment assistance at this moment "will be a double whammy of hardship" for the unemployed and their families.

Yes we need the $1.9 trillion stimulus: Real unemployment is 3...

Reliance on part-timers, erosion of the minimum wage, attacks on unions all have served to depress working class wages.

Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan: $400 unemployment boost, $1,400 checks, and...

“Congress should immediately move to pass President-elect Biden’s plan,” said Claire Guzdar of the Groundwork Collaborative. “And we can’t stop there.”

‘Gratuitously cruel’: Outrage as GOP tries to prevent people on unemployment...

“Funny enough, they never take issue with doubling down on corporate bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy.”

New bill proposes stopping unemployment agencies that make mistakes from demanding...

State unemployment agencies have been demanding recipients repay thousands of dollars, even if the agency made the mistake and the money’s already been spent, but legislators are trying to end it.

Senate proposes almost $700 billion for the Pentagon while millions of...

With the current unemployment rate reaching roughly 6.8 million and nearly 8 million Americans facing eviction, the government should be focusing on its citizens and not a defense budget.

Screwing with the unemployment statistics

Time for a little truth about the economic crisis.

Four numbers that show America’s disdain for its most vulnerable people

Now, with a quarter of the population facing economic collapse, the need for a guaranteed income is magnified to a level last seen in the Great Depression.

US jobless rate broke depression-era record—but most media missed it

It’s hard to understand why reporters and editors would have missed an opportunity for a banner headline saying that the unemployment rate in this stunning pandemic recession had already leapt to or perhaps beyond a Great Depression level.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.