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Working families across California are already facing dramatically reduced earnings through work reductions and layoffs, loss of employer sponsored health insurance, and risk of housing displacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic—and many more will join them in the months to come. The impact will fall disproportionately on low-wage workers, immigrants, and workers of color, … Continue reading »
During an unprecedented health crisis, Congress must bring urgency, energy and resources to support the early care and education industry.
Social isolation is useful for fighting COVID-19. But it is devastating for hundreds of thousands of small businesses . Hairdressers, restaurant owners, and millions of other employees and owners have no work as vast portions of the nation shelter in place. Many of these businesses could benefit by selling gift certificates today. The revenue will … Continue reading »
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it was postponing the oral arguments scheduled for the weeks of March 23 and March 30 due to the coronavirus. But there was another alternative: It could have conducted the proceedings by remote technology and allowed the public to watch. There is precedent for postponing oral arguments. On … Continue reading »
Co-authored with Emmanuel Saez, professor of economics Coronavirus threatens the world’s economic life, and current proposals from governments around the globe are failing to match the scale of the crisis. Today, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, [UK Chancellor of the Exchequer] announced £330 billion of loans and that some companies would not have to pay business … Continue reading »