The US Job Market Is About To Turn Into A Giant Science Experiment

By George Pearkes, Business Insider. -

Partisan politics, Congress' legislative language, and interest group lobbying are about to turn America's 160 million workers into guinea pigs. We're all about to be part of a huge study on [...]

Unemployment Benefits Are Not Creating A Worker Shortage

By Arthur Delaney and Dave Jamieson, Huff Post. -

As the U.S. economy bounces back from the COVID-induced downturn, some employers say they’re having a hard time finding workers. GOP lawmakers like Rep. David Rouzer (N.C.) blame the safety [...]

We Should Be Taxing The Rich, Not The Unemployed

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

With tax season well underway, many Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and found some relief in supercharged unemployment benefits last year are discovering that they [...]

The Failings Of Unemployment Insurance Are By Design

By Marty Hart-Landsberg, Reports From the Economic Front. -

Our unemployment insurance system has failed the country at a moment of great need.  With tens of millions of workers struggling just to pay rent and buy food, Congress was forced to pass two [...]

Congress Finalizes A COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times. -

Washington, DC - Congressional leaders agreed Sunday on a nearly $900 billion economic aid package to extend federal unemployment payments and forgivable loans for small businesses, and to give [...]