A New Deal, This Time for Everyone

The Biden administration’s plans would allow millions of American women to decide whether to work outside the home.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #new-deal-1930s, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

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Have Joe Biden’s First 100 Days Been That Transformational?

A politics driven by threats from angry voters, domestic uprisings and foreign states will not break the American impasse.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-taxes-us, #new-deal-1930s, #politics-and-government, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Roosevelt Transformed America. Biden Could, Too.

My hometown in Oregon shows what the federal government can do — and also what happens when it stops trying.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #new-deal-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #rural-areas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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F.D.R. Didn’t Just Fix the Economy

He saved democracy itself.

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Can Biden Be Our F.D.R.?

President Biden wants to change the trajectory of the country. He’s off to a good start.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-deal-1930s, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On Monopolies, Biden Should Follow F.D.R.’s Example

Roosevelt’s choice to run the antitrust wing of the Justice Department, Robert Jackson, took just 14 months to change the country.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #jackson-robert-houghwout, #justice-department, #new-deal-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy

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The New Deal’s Capitalist Lessons for Joe Biden

The most effective part of F.D.R.’s program wasn’t its direct spending. It was his use of U.S. financial might to reignite business.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #keynes-john-maynard, #new-deal-1930s, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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When Biden Becomes … Rooseveltian!

Using a crisis to reduce child poverty and make America more truly a land of opportunity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-insecurity, #great-depression-1930s, #income-inequality, #new-deal-1930s, #poverty, #recession-and-depression, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Arts Are in Crisis. Here’s How Biden Can Help.

The pandemic has decimated the livelihoods of those who work in the arts. How can the new administration intervene and make sure it doesn’t happen again? A critic offers an ambitious plan.

#actors-and-actresses, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #culture-arts, #federal-theater-project, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #new-deal-1930s, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #works-progress-administration

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Biden Can Inspire Latin America

A domestic transformation of the United States would have a tremendous impact in the region.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #new-deal-1930s, #united-states-international-relations

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The D.I.Y. Way to Heal the Social Fabric: Don’t Do It Yourself

Robert Putnam’s “The Upswing” looks at how America has shifted from common purpose to individualism, to the greater detriment.

#books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #new-deal-1930s, #politics-and-government, #putnam-robert-david, #roosevelt-theodore, #the-upswing-how-america-came-together-a-century-ago-and-how-we-can-do-it-again-book

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The Future of American Liberalism

What Biden can learn from F.D.R.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-deal-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy

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University of Kentucky Is Sued Over Mural With Slavery Scene

An alumnus has filed a suit to save a fresco at the University of Kentucky that depicts enslaved people; a Black artist whose work is shown with it also wants the mural to stay.

#art, #berry-tanya, #berry-wendell, #black-people, #capilouto-eli, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #lexington-ky, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #murals, #national-coalition-against-censorship, #native-americans, #new-deal-1930s, #ohanlon-ann-rice-1908-98, #olivier-karyn, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-life-of-washington, #university-of-kentucky, #washington-george-1732-99, #witness-art-work

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The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal?

After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #great-depression-1930s, #green-new-deal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #khanna-ro, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liberalism-us-politics, #medicare, #new-deal-1930s, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #warren-elizabeth, #yang-andrew-1975

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States Are in Crisis. Why Won’t Trump Help?

Federal support for cities and states was a core part of the New Deal. The president is tearing it apart.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #new-deal-1930s, #states-us

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The Virus Won’t Revive F.D.R.’s Arts Jobs Program. Here’s Why.

The Federal Art Project, part of Roosevelt’s sweeping employment plan, gave work to thousands of artists, but politics and society were different then.

#abbott-berenice, #culture-arts, #federal-aid-us, #federal-art-project, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-deal-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #works-progress-administration

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