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Controlling the Damage: COVID-19’s Impact on Inequality

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On June 21st, 2022, the AAPSS along with the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion examining how COVID-19 pushed our social safety net to its breaking points, and beyond. Low-wage and “essential” workers were among those hit hardest by the virus and its accompanying economic […]

Frontiers of Democratic Reform

Virtual

What can be done to solve America’s crisis of democracy? Fifteen months after a literal assault on a central institution of U.S. democracy, one might imagine that Americans would welcome earnest efforts to strengthen the democratic foundations of the republic. Unnervingly, though, extreme polarization and partisanship are steering the nation away from democratic progress, and […]