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Racial Discrimination Alive and Well in Reproductive Healthcare (The Hill)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn looks at racial disparities in access to health care in the U.S. in light of the U.N.’s periodic review of countries’ work to dismantle racism.
How Maine Saved the Internet (Bloomberg View)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford explains how a town in Maine with a population of only 3,321 got a reasonably priced, high-speed fiber optic network.
What’s Lost in the Market Basket Stories (Working Economics)
Workers should not have to rely on a benevolent CEO to ensure they have “good” jobs, writes David Cooper. Better labor laws would make sure everyone had those benefits.
Why Is it So Controversial to Help Poor Mothers Afford Diapers? (The Nation)
Bryce Covert calls out those who see diaper subsidy programs as “controversial,” because these programs help children and working families to thrive. They should be a no-brainer, she says.
Working Anything but 9 to 5 (NYT)
Jodi Kantor looks at one mother’s struggle with automated scheduling software that threw her and her child’s lives into chaos, as she worked unpredictable and sometimes unreasonable hours.
Virgin America Flight Attendants Vote To Join Union (HuffPo)
One worker who voted against unionization in 2011 explained that since the last vote, grievances continued unaddressed, leading to yesterday’s decisive win, reports Dave Jamieson.
Silicon Valley Is Ruining “Sharing” for Everybody (TNR)
Noam Scheiber decries the Silicon Valley definition of “sharing,” which is more along the lines of under-regulated economic activity that takes advantage of users’ skills, possessions, or property.