Recessions are bad for labor movements ... except when they're not

Jul 31, 2020
What the history of union movements can teach us about worker power during the pandemic.
Women strikers on a New York City picket line during the Uprising of the 20,000, a garment workers strike of 1909 and 1910.
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The effects of unemployment spread like a virus

A possible cure for the economic crisis caused by the pandemic? The job guarantee. Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains the job-creation idea.
The job guarantee concept is simple: For everyone who wants a job, a job will be provided by the government.
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Why do we have a 30-year mortgage, anyway?

Oct 31, 2018
The country's most popular home loan "did not come down on a tablet."
 Most American homeowners have a standard 30-year, fixed rate mortgage.
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Why do we have a 30-year mortgage, anyway?

Oct 31, 2018
The country's most popular home loan "did not come down on a tablet."
 Most American homeowners have a standard 30-year, fixed rate mortgage.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

In Nebraska, historic shelterbelts are making way for more crops

Nov 28, 2017
The strips of trees once protected farmers from Dust Bowl storms. Reporter Carson Vaughan wrote about them.
A view of the plains in Sidney, Nebraska.
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