The Case for Free School Lunch
Hiving off a tiny part of the public school bundle and charging a means-tested fee for it is extremely stupid.
Uncapping the Social Security Tax
Other countries have much higher uncapped payroll taxes.
Social Security Full Retirement Age Increased by 2 Years While Life Expectancy Decreased 0.4 Years
The rationale for the 1983 Social Security cuts did not actually materialize.
Washington’s Working Families Tax Credit Will Exclude Half of Low-Income Children
Washington should scrap its newest tax credit in favor of a universal child benefit.
All Twelve State Parental Leave Programs Are Awful
On average, work history requirements render 1 in 3 women ineligible for parental leave benefits.
It Would Be Easy to Provide Universal Pregnancy Coverage
A tiny increase in the payroll tax could make birth free for everyone.
The Gas Stove Problem
Fresh statistics on housing units with gas stoves.
US Workers Need a Non-Accrued Paid Sick Leave Guarantee
A social insurance model would protect all workers against sickness.
More Money For Unemployment Administration Would Be a Big Win
Congressional policymakers can no longer skimp out on the nuts and bolts funding for program administration.
The Starbucks Union Won 267 Elections in 365 Days
The Starbucks Union accounted for 21 percent of all NLRB election victories in the last year.