The Economic Justice and Progress Newsletter

JJ Payne
Economic news, theory, and history for all audiences interested in (or even skeptical of) progressing towards a more just economy
Created 12 Oct 2020
  • Workers Strike for Economic Justice After Second Month of Slowing Job Growth
    16 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    September 2021 was the slowest month of job growth of the year, but there are promising signs of worker empowerment and solidarity which may ultimately be among the first steps towards a brighter futu...
  • Collection: Jobs Report Analysis
    08 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    On the first (or second) Friday of every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Situation Summary—or Jobs Report—which estimates job gains and losses throughout the prior m...
  • Celebrating Progressive Solidarity
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    US Capitol | Source: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons | CC License For a brief but important moment, we can celebrate the type of progressive solidarity for which I advocated back in August. A ...
  • Collection: Infrastructure Investments
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    President Biden campaigned on the notion that, as we recover from this pandemic, we must emerge greater than when the pandemic began. He continues to advocate for building back better, focusing on the...
  • Table of Contents
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    New readers and longtime supporters alike can browse this Table of Contents—a curated list of articles, collections, and sidenotes—to get a better idea of what this newsletter discusses, this author’s...
  • Infrastructure Update and Discussion
    27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    I recently wrote about the two infrastructure investment bills Congress is currently negotiating, and I wanted to give some brief updates. As you can see in the excerpt below, I mentioned that today, ...
  • Collection: Coronavirus Relief & Economic Stimulus
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    In response to the 2020 economic recession, the U.S. enacted relief packages which stimulated the economy and lifted millions out of poverty. This marked a complete shift from the response to the Grea...
  • Collection: For the People Act Analysis
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The For the People Act would protect voters’ rights, combat voter suppression and gerrymandering, reform the legalized bribery enabled by our campaign finance system, and enact long overdue ethics sta...
  • Coming Soon
    15 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    This Sidenote contains summaries of articles I plan to publish in the future. It will periodically be updated to include new topics and remove sections as articles get published. Feel free to make sug...
  • Job Growth Decelerated as COVID Surged and UI Benefits Expired
    11 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Although the economy added jobs throughout the month of August, the overall pace drastically decreased as new COVID-19 cases surged. Only a few years ago, a BLS jobs report showing a net increase of 2...
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