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To Improve ‘Obamacare,’ Reconsider the Original House Bill (AJAM)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal argues that the House’s public option for health care reform, which was missing from the Senate bill that became law, would greatly strengthen the Affordable Care Act.
SEC Faces Renewed Pressure to Consider a Corporate Disclosure Rule (The Nation)
One million comments submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission have called for requiring companies to disclose political donations to shareholders, writes Zoë Carpenter.
- Roosevelt Take: Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Holmberg finds that corporate political spending disclosure has substantial benefits.
Why the Worst Governments in America Are Local Governments (NY Mag)
Jonathan Chait looks at the problem of “Big Small Government,” meaning local governments that act as oppressive forces. He says neither Democrats nor Republicans offer useful solutions.
Paid Sick Leave is Healthy for Business (SFGate)
Carl Guardino, a Silicon Valley CEO, explains the business advantages of instituting paid sick leave in California. He focuses on improvements to health, safety, and economic security.
Some Retail Workers Find Better Deals With Unions (NYT)
The retail union in New York City has secured protections for its members that other retail workers are fighting for, like plenty of advance notice on schedules, says Rachel Swarns.
Unemployment Rate Continues To Be Elevated Across the Board (Working Economics)
The combination of declining real wages and elevated unemployment rates for college graduates indicates the impossibility of a skills mismatch in today’s labor market, writes Elise Gould.
Nearly a Quarter of Fortune 500 Companies Still Offer Pensions to New Hires (WaPo)
Since companies are scaling back the generosity of these pensions through hybrid plans that cost workers more, Jonnelle Marte says that number sounds deceptively good.