Social Security

Tax Reform's Higher Purpose

Social insurance, public investments, and safety nets make the vast majority of Americans richer.

By Thea Lee Hunter Blair

Yes, We Need More Revenue

And the Democrats must not be shy about saying so. Here’s where to get it.

By Henry Aaron

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