EEC: Reimagining the Economy
Asking people with diverse perspectives what should change in a post-pandemic economy.
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New Rand study quantifies cost of rising U.S. inequality
In the past 40 years, income inequality has cost 90% of workers about $2.5 trillion, the Rand study suggests.
Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities, research finds
The costs for Black borrowers to pursue a college have been growing exponentially.
The gig economy and how workers might win it back
One way to rethink the "sharing economy" involves setting up co-ops on apps.
The need for an equity-based universal basic income
José Quiñonez says a targeted, data-driven system will help us during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizing labor in an era of temporary work and the gig economy
The labor movement of the future moves beyond traditional collective bargaining, says former SEIU Local 26 President Javier Morillo.
Eliminating the concept of waste from the economy
For architect William McDonough, an economy of the future is a "circular economy."
Universal basic income, blockchain and more: Reimagining the next decade
"If people don't have money in their pockets, then this type of economy that we have can't work," says Wharton professor Mauro Guillén.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on rebuilding trust between the city and its people
Lightfoot wants to "unwind" Chicago's "addiction to fines and fees" so as to not drive people into bankruptcy and out of the economy.
How social impact bonds could spark prosperity for Indian Country in a pandemic recovery
"Investors are willing to put money on the table for projects with a positive social outcome," Patrice Kunesh says.
How lobbying and regulation can worsen inequality, according to one political science professor
Steven Teles wants to arm legislators with more research staff so they can push back when lobbyists fight institutional change.