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Social Insurance

Labor Unions Should Transform To Producers' Ownership Unions

Gary Reber | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Simply increasing wage levels and extending jobless benefits once again won't solve the problem of long-term unemployment and underemployment, and the diminishing impact income losses have on the long-term productive capacity of the United States economy.

A New Deal for Christmas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the GOP abruptly ends unemployment benefits, Republicans intend to slash food aid as well. They want to cut $4 billion a year from the food stamp program that many jobless families depend on for meals. This will occur as struggling food pantries report bare shelves.

Social Security for the Life-Cycle

Alan A. Aja | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.

President Obama: We the People Thank You for Defending Social Security in Your Second Term

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Social Security should be discussed in the sunlight and considered by Congress and the president through an open process with full hearings and debate. It is too important to address any other way.

The State of the Union Is Not Strong

David M. Walker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

There are many things President Obama must cover in his State of the Union address. But our nation's finances are in such dire straits that they are reaching a critical condition.

How Much Do We Care About the Elderly?

Eric Laursen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Laursen

That's the real issue behind the Social Security debate -- and the deficit fight as well.

Remembering Ted Sorensen: A Dedicated Advocate for Social Insurance

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Last Tuesday Ted Sorensen's family held a memorial for him at Lincoln Center. In the wake of his recent death, much of his stirring writing is being recalled. It seems worthwhile to mention one book that is less well known, Why I Am a Democrat.

Women Of Color Have Median Wealth Of Just $5: Study

The Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a report released by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development this week, there is a vast discrepancy in wealth between singl...

The Millennial Commission

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Before Social Security or Medicare are slashed as part of the undemocratic commission's "solution" to our growing fiscal debt, Millennials must be given the opportunity to weigh in.

Lehman's Failure: Why We Bailout Banks And Not Families

nytimes.com | Uwe E. Reinhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A year ago, century-old Lehman Brothers lapsed into bankruptcy, completely spooking the oligarchy that runs our nation's financial sector. The olig...

Dems & Repubs on Health Care: 'Love a Lobbyist'

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The same insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies have granted themselves billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies and inflated profits continue to shape the healthcare reform debate today.

Finally, Health Insurance 90 Years Late

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Americans do not understand how close the country came to having universal health insurance nine decades ago or why it failed.

A 1983 Faux Pas by Cindy McCain, a Sunday Morning Bromide by Roy Blunt, and What Republicans Still Don't Get About Helping People

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Ms. McCain revealed a basic difference between Democrats and Republicans about what we owe families who need help.