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The Fed Should Pause Interest Rate Rises as US Inflation Slows

Joseph Stiglitz and Dean Baker The Guardian
It would be irresponsible to create much higher unemployment – and the US economy could be pushed into recession. There is a strong argument for the Fed to take a break from its aggressive monetary-policy tightening.

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‘This Is Our Time’: How Women Are Taking Over the Labor Movement

Chabeli Carrazana, The 19th USA Today
Over the course of the pandemic, the vast majority of essential workers were women. The vast majority of those who lost their jobs in the pandemic were women. And now the vast majority of those organizing their workplaces are women.

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The Great Job Resignation

Kim Parker and Juliana Menasce Horowitz Pew Research
Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected.

New York Must Fight for Equity — The Real Kind

Tiffany Cabán New York Daily News
The goal isn’t merely eliminating barriers to ascending the strata, but rather flattening the hierarchy altogether. If “equity” is to be a worthwhile word, it will have to mean de-stratifying the systems that impose sexist and racist hierarchies.

Why Public Art Is Good for Cities

Marianne Dhenin Yes! Magazine
Studies show that investments in public art can improve street safety, provide tourism and new jobs, and combat social isolation and anxiety. "A city that is vibrant and thriving has art right at the center.”

Bringing the Supply Chain Back Home

Robert Kuttner New York Review of Books
Is Biden ready to insist that national economic planning is not just ideologically permissible but urgently necessary?
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