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social welfare



  • The Lessons of the Great Depression

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    The larger lesson the New Deal offers is that recovery is a complex and painful process that requires the participation of many, not directives from a few. And that, ultimately, we’re all in this together.



  • Donald Trump Is Redefining the Role of "Big Government" in America

    by Amitai Etzioni

    Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has not renewed "big government." Trump has channeled public funds to private enterprises and left state and local governments responsible for providing services without the resources or power to do the job effectively.



  • Work Requirements are Catastrophic in a Pandemic

    by Elisa Minoff

    Instead, we should be implementing policies that support people’s work in the wage labor force and make it possible for working families to make ends meet.