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Critics of the Build Back Better Act are now trying to claim it will add to the nation’s debt. That is false. The bill will be fully paid for with tax revenues, stresses EPI’s Josh Bivens in a Twitter thread.

The economic damage done by COVID-19 in the U.S. was amplified by decades of policy choices leading up to it. To counter the damage, we need visionary policies that will help us not only revive our economy but also live up to the constitutional and moral commitments this country was founded on. Read the article

EPI State Economic Analyst Julia Wolfe explains what preemption is, how preemption is frequently abused by states, and how this abuse hurts workers and their families in cities across the country. Watch the video

The debt ceiling showdown has been put on pause until December. But we are doomed to repeat this insane exercise again and again unless we abolish the debt ceiling once and for all. Read the blog post

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  • Alabama is making a costly mistake on COVID-19 recovery funds. Here’s a better path forward.

    November 8, 2021 By Dev Wakeley Blog
  • Solid job growth in October as the recent surge in the pandemic recedes

    November 5, 2021 By EPI Staff Blog
  • What to watch on jobs day: October job growth expected to mildly improve as COVID-19 caseloads recede

    November 4, 2021 By Elise Gould Blog
  • The Build Back Better Act’s macroeconomic boost looks more valuable by the day

    November 3, 2021 By Josh Bivens Blog
  • New analyses of minimum wage increases in Minneapolis and Saint Paul are misleading, flawed, and should be ignored

  • Yes, the Build Back Better Act is fully paid for

    November 2, 2021 By EPI Staff Blog
  • Latina Equal Pay Day: Latina workers remain greatly underpaid, including in front-line occupations

    October 20, 2021 By Emily Carew and Valerie Wilson Blog
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