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The Latest Debate Over Taxing the Rich Misses One Crucial Fact (The Nation)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert point out that taxes don’t just bring in revenue: they alter the very structure of the economy, including incentives for high pay.
Governing the Smart, Connected City (HBR)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford looks at some of the civic innovations that will become possible when citizens have ubiquitous access to cheap, unlimited data.
Why Picking Tom Perez for Attorney General Would Be a Smart Move for Obama (Mother Jones)
The Secretary of Labor is popular with progressives, and while he would probably inspire a nomination battle, David Corn says the fight could strengthen the Democrats.
The New Women’s Issues (MSNBC)
Alex Seitz-Ward says Democrats have shifted the lens of the “war on women” to focus on economic security, with issues like pay equity taking center stage in the midterms.
Who Would Have Health Insurance if Medicaid Expansion Weren’t Optional (NYT)
A new data set shows that more than 3 million, many across the South, could still be insured under Medicaid expansion, write Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz.
The Little Union That Could (The Atlantic)
Alana Semuels profiles National Nurses United and its executive director, RoseAnn DeMoro. The breakaway nurses’ union is using aggressive tactics – and they’re paying off in growth.
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