Washington’s Big Risk: Ignoring the Rise of Automation

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Last month, Tesla announced a partnership with the country of Dubai to put 200 driverless taxis on the road. The fact that Tesla and other Silicon Valley companies, like Uber and Google, are focusing heavily on research and development of artificial intelligence and automated technology comes as no surprise. Yet, what is surprising is the lack of […]

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Event: Social Security’s Role in Lifting Children Out of Poverty

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  Social Security’s role in helping children has been grossly underestimated. It supports 6.4 million children, which is twice as many as previously known. The 3.2 million additional children it helps live in extended families where someone receives benefits. The program made up 40 percent or more of these families’ income. We discussed this and other findings of “Overlooked […]

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The Poverty-Fighting Power of Social Security

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American society is better off with less poverty and less of the many social problems associated with poverty. Social Security is our strongest poverty-fighting program; therefore our leaders should act to keep the program strong. Of the programs existing today, none compare to Social Security in its ability to reduce the national poverty rate. The […]

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Social Security as a Civil Right

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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living “on a lonely island of poverty” is unjust in a nation blessed with a “vast ocean of material prosperity.” Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only […]

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The State of Medicare

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Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore, May 12, 2013 Special Guest Host: Alex Lawson of We Act Radio Featuring: Stacy Sanders, Medicare Rights Center Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US

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4/28 – What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US Featuring: George Zornick, The Nation Phyllis Zolotorow, Activist & Social Security Recipient Eva Dominguez, Executive Director at Latinos For A Secure Retirement Tim Carpenter, National Director at Progressive Democrats of America

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African Americans Chained by President Obama’s CPI Proposal

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During the last election cycle Al Sharpton famously said, “It’s not about Obama, it’s about your momma.” He was making a compelling argument that the public needed to be concerned about Mitt Romney’s draconian Social Security and Medicare proposals. Now that the Obama Administration has released its 2014 budget that includes cuts to both Social […]

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Special 2014 President’s Budget Edition: Featuring U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, AFL-CIO’s Damon Silvers & More!

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April 7, 2013 – Special 2014 President’s Budget Edition Featuring: Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL); Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works; Damon Silvers, director of policy at the AFL-CIO; Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; and Ernie Powell, national grassroots director, National Committee to Preserve Social […]

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