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State Failures

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On February 25, 2021

As I’ve said so many times in the last year, nothing highlights the failures of systems that increase inequality like a natural disaster. Throughout the entire pandemic, we’ve seen these i

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The White Nostalgia of the CCC

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On October 28, 2020
We have our annual (at least) longing to fix our national problems through reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1933, with the country deep in the Great Depression, the United States government created the Civilian Conservation Corps, a work program that gave young men jobs transforming the American landscape. They built trails and roads, fought […]
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The False Economy

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On May 21, 2019
Yes, unemployment rates are low. There are jobs for most people who want them. But this has not really budged the national worry over income inequality and the widespread belief that the economy does not work for most of us. There’s a good reason for that–it does not. Unemployment numbers are a facile measure of […]
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The Jobless Future

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On March 27, 2017
Above: The United States, circa 2040 Who is ready for our jobless future? Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years, according to a new report by PwC. Meanwhile, only 30% of jobs in the U.K. are similarly endangered. […]
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