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Brishen Rogers

Brishen Rogers is an Associate Professor at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, and a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Prior to law school, he worked as a community organizer promoting living wage policies and affordable housing, and spent several years organizing workers as part of SEIU’s “Justice for Janitors” campaign.

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our labor markets just as much as the fragility of our public health and welfare systems. As we take the economy out of its induced coma, we should ask what kinds of jobs we want and need.

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Tech companies have seen waves of worker protest, but they are still far from democratic. The remedy is to build and exert real forms of worker power inside the workplace.

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The problem of employer power runs much deeper than monopsony.

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Critics of raising the minimum wage claim that it decreases employment, but they are missing the larger point.

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When proponents deploy the logic of market competition, they undermine democracy and social equality.

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Each week, another magazine, book, or think tank sketches a dystopian near-future in which automation renders workers unnecessary. Is a basic income the solution?

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Basic income without social insurance may do more harm than good.

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Individuals can’t engage in democracy if they are struggling to survive.

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