All Twelve State Parental Leave Programs Are Awful
On average, work history requirements render 1 in 3 women ineligible for parental leave benefits.
Washington State’s Parental Leave Program Excludes a Huge Amount of New Parents
Washington's current parental leave program is a mess. But it can be easily fixed.
It Would Be Easy to Provide Universal Pregnancy Coverage
A tiny increase in the payroll tax could make birth free for everyone.
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.
What to Do With the Child Tax Credit Now?
Turning the CTC into a universal benefit costs almost nothing.
Universal Benefits Cost Less Than Means-Tested Benefits
The biggest welfare state controversy is driven by accounting games.
How to End Social Security Scaremongering
Swap out automatic benefit cuts with automatic tax increases.
What Does It Mean to Increase the Social Security Retirement Age?
It does not change when you retire. It just reduces how much money you get.
The Legal Challenges to Student Debt Forgiveness
The battle over legal standing is just beginning.