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The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color Article
A woman gives vouchers for groceries, provided by the food bank Feeding South Florida, to people lined up in their vehicles on April 6, 2020, in Sunrise, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color

Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.

Connor Maxwell, Danyelle Solomon

Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many Imagine Article
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., March 2020. (Getty/Ting Shen)

Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many Imagine

The column recommends an immediate package at least the size of the Recovery Act in 2009—around $1 trillion in today’s dollars.

Neera Tanden, Andres Vinelli, Andy Green, 5 More Maura Calsyn, Danyelle Solomon, Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines, Marc Jarsulic, Olugbenga Ajilore

Big Business’s Bonanza Week in the Supreme Court Article
A flag adorned with corporate logos and fake money flies in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., October 2013. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

Big Business’s Bonanza Week in the Supreme Court

The new 5-4 conservative majority is likely to rule against the legal rights of workers and consumers.

Devon Schmidt, Jake Faleschini

Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation Will Only Further Rig the Economy Against Workers Article
A street vendor sells replicas of the Wall Street Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange, March 2018. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation Will Only Further Rig the Economy Against Workers

The Trump administration’s plan to allow capital holders to index their assets to inflation is the latest attempt to benefit the wealthy as it takes steps to cut workers’ pay and retirement savings.

Andrew Schwartz, Galen Hendricks

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