Stimulus Checks to Come at the Unemployed’s Expense

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Stimulus Checks to Come at the Unemployed’s Expense

December 17, 2020 | Eric Levitz | New York Magazine
The economic pain of the COVID recession is not universally dispersed, but rather, viciously concentrated on a (large) minority of the public. Why then, some analysts ask, should the disbursement of universal checks be a higher priority for progressives than robust aid to the unemployed?
Tags: COVID-19 | Unemployment | Unemployment Insurance

American Bar Assn. President Criticizes U.S. Legal System As Backward, Resistant to Change

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American Bar Assn. President Criticizes U.S. Legal System As Backward, Resistant to Change

February 3, 2020 | Patricia Barnes | Forbes
“We need new ideas,” said Martinez. “We are one-fifth into the 21st century, yet we continue to rely on 20th-century processes, procedures and regulations. We need to retain 20th-century values but advance them using 21st-century approaches that can increase access to justice.”
Tags: Access to Justice