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Expand That Welfare State

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On February 9, 2021
Any expansion of the welfare state is a major victory for justice. Senior Democrats on Monday will unveil legislation to provide $3,000 per child to tens of millions of American families, aiming to make a major dent in child poverty as part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief package. The 22-page bill to dramatically […]

Family Leave

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On November 22, 2015

I have stated before that I don’t think a Sanders presidency is all that different than a Clinton presidency, which is why I have written very little about the primary. But that doesn’t me

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The Voluntarism Fantasy

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On March 18, 2014
“Helping the Poor–Gratuitous Distribution of Coal by the City–Cherry Street,” New York City, 1877 Konczal’s essay on the voluntarism fantasy of conservatives who argue that private charity used to operate as a functional charity distributor before the big bad state destroyed individualism is pretty definitive. Konczal correctly destroys this myth and spits out its remains, […]

Welfare and Guilt

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On February 7, 2012
As a labor historian and writer, I think a lot about why Americans lean so much more to the right than most of the rest of the European diaspora. Why did socialism have such an impact throughout Europe, Canada, etc., and has always struggled to gain a foothold in the United States? Why has the […]
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