Economy & Policy
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a global economic event without precedent in living memory. In the U.S., federal policymakers recognize the gravity of the situation. Bookmark this regularly updated list of all the actions the government has taken to bolster the economy and how they affect you.
Politicians disagree on whether strong labor unions help or hurt America’s working class. It’s worth considering the role labor unions have played in America’s past and what role they could play in its future. Learn about labor unions in the United States, how they work, and their pros and cons.
Almost 2 million Americans live on minimum wage, which despite inflation hasn’t increased since 2009. But is that a living wage? Explore the ins and outs of living on just $7.25 per hour through both a fictional American named Kai and the stories of real-life Americans who do it every day.
President Joe Biden’s agenda is to “Build Back Better.” He wants a stronger economy, lower income inequality, and a restored middle class. And his tax plan aims to provide all three. But as with any new tax plan, Biden’s proposal would have both losers and winners. Find out how it affects you.
One thing about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is already clear: It has dramatically changed societies and economies the world over. Many changes will outlive the pandemic, though to what extent depends on the eventual duration and toll it takes. Which ones will impact your life the most?