Social Security

Classism and the Politics of SNAP

Despite mounting evidence that the majority of SNAP recipients are engaged in work, Americans of all political stripes often view beneficiaries as "lazy" or "moochers"—and this heavily affects how we treat them.

By Joel Berg

Shared Security, Shared Growth

Our changing economy has given rise to a nation of freelancers and contractors—and the need for a twenty-first-century social contract.

By Nick Hanauer David Rolf

The Voluntarism Fantasy

Conservatives dream of returning to a world where private charity fulfilled all public needs. But that world never existed, and we're better for it.

By Mike Konczal

Progressives and the Safety Net

Conservative extremism has made any talk of entitlement reform verboten on the left. That will ultimately be self-defeating.

By Henry J. Aaron

A Subsidy for Dignity

A successful idea from Europe can make eldercare more affordable—and provide well-paying jobs—as the boomers approach retirement.

By Michael Lind Lauren Damme