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The GM strike marches on

Sep 20, 2019

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Inpatient care could end at Nashville's safety net hospital

by Blake Farmer Jan 3, 2018
Nashville Mayor Megan Berry has proposed ending the inpatient unit of Nashville General Hospital and rethinking the city's role in caring for the uninsured.
The daily census at Nashville General Hospital is down to fewer than 40 patients, making it one of the least busy hospitals in town. But advocates for the uninsured say that's still 40 patients who are getting care that might have trouble finding it elsewhere.
Blake Farmer/ for Marketplace.
The Price of Profits

Senator Mark Warner says it's time for 'capitalism 2.0'

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2016
He says way work is structured today isn't working for most Americans.
He believes the way workers are classified and the nature of the relationships between employers and employees needs to change.
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Wage based on public assistance

by David Brancaccio Apr 13, 2015
A report shows employers may be building their pay around taxpayer support
Six Routes

Waiting for a big break in Germany's new economy

by Krissy Clark Feb 27, 2015
How do you make it in Germany? One waitress shares her story.
Show Us Your Safety Net

The best safety net? One man says, the smaller the better

by Krissy Clark Aug 5, 2013
In our series of safety net confessionals, the story of a man who says hard work and sacrifice were the safest nets for him.
Show Us Your Safety Net

Safety Net Confessionals: My get-out-of-jail-free card

by Krissy Clark Jun 28, 2013
Listener Kurt Deutscher, a 49-year-old web developer who grew up in a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, discusses his economic safety net, which came in the form of a unique graduation gift.
Show Us Your Safety Net

Meet the Bank of Frank, safety net provider to family, friends

by Krissy Clark May 24, 2013
Government programs aren't the only safety nets that people fall back on. In the first of our "Safety Net Confessionals" we hear from Frank Paiano and one of the cousins he helped financially.

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Show Us Your Safety Net

What's a 'tax expenditure'? We decode a controversial budget term

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 26, 2013
Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.
Show Us Your Safety Net

What does 'welfare' mean to you?

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 24, 2013
'Welfare' used to simply mean 'well-being'. These days it often has negative connotations and multiple meanings.
Show Us Your Safety Net

What we mean by 'entitlement'? Well, that depends...

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 22, 2013
'Entitlement' has almost contradictory meanings in casual conversation - and also, depending on your views, in political discourse about the social safety net