America Needs Economic Rights. Now Is the Time to Push for Them.

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We’ve been led to believe that achieving equity requires sacrificing economic prosperity, that we cannot afford a New Deal-style effort. But the question should not be how can we afford bold progressive policies but how can we not afford them? Take a good look at where we are today. The economic system of the last 40 years has only made the rich and powerful richer and more powerful. We know from experience that economic inequality is dire for our economy and society.

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