Daily Digest - August 6: S&P Provides the Right Diagnosis, But the Wrong Remedy

Aug 6, 2014Rachel Goldfarb

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Mind the Gap: S&P Offers Sharp Economic Warning, Dull Fix (AJAM)

Gregg Levine speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal, who is critical of Standard & Poor's for framing education as the solution to economic inequality, as though a degree solves everything.

LinkedIn Connects With Wage Theft (U.S. News & World Report)

Pat Garofalo says the Department of Labor's wage theft case against LinkedIn, announced this week, is a tiny story compared to the huge number of workers who will never get compensation for wage theft.

A ‘Bill of Rights’ for San Francisco’s Retail Workers (In These Times)

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is considering a bill to help retail workers obtain more stable schedules and more hours. Julia Wong says the bill stands a good chance, unlike a similar bill in Congress.

McDonald’s Franchisee Says the Company Told Her “Just Pay Your Employees Less” (WaPo)

Lydia DePillis shares Kathryn Slater-Carter's story of how the McDonald's corporate office controlled the operation of her franchise. Slater-Carter is supporting a bill to expand franchisee rights in California.

Yet Another Reason to Extend Unemployment Insurance: It Prevents Foreclosures (TNR)

A new study provides proof that unemployment insurance prevented about 1.4 million foreclosures, and Danny Vinik says this is just another reason Congress should renew extended benefits.

New on Next New Deal

Changing Demographics and New Funding Strategies Will Expand Entrepreneurship

In his video speculation for the Next American Economy project, Dane Stangler of the Kauffman Foundation predicts that a younger population and new platforms will promote entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Sexual Assault Policies on Campus Need Student Input

Summer Academy Fellow Hayley Brundige examines how campuses are changing their approaches to sexual assault, and finds that activists agree on the importance of centering student voices.

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