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2021 Discussion Archive

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Initial meetings of Unemployment Insurance Task Force highlight concerns about the disproportionate share of women and workers of color in precarious jobs

Elaine Weiss, Director of Policy

Image Source: How the American Unemployment System FailedNew York Times;  Data: Stephen Wandner, National Academy of Social Insurance and Christopher O’Leary, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Equity, Equality, and Social Insurance

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer

A year ago (February 2020), I wrote a piece on the importance of values-driven social insurance. In this piece, I asked:

What are the underlying values that make social insurance resonate with most Americans? Is there a normative framework through which social insurance might be viewed? Will values emerge as a focus of the 2020 election?

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Democracy and Social Insurance

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer

With the peaceful transfer of power in the United States threatened by violence and deliberate attempts to undermine our fundamental democratic processes, the vital role of social insurance in a democratic society needs to be reinforced  – especially as we continue to face an extremely divided political environment.

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