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Articles by: Meagan Day

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Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin. She is the coauthor of Bigger than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism.

Chaos on the Front Line

For decades, America’s hospitals have been underfunded and understaffed in the name of efficiency. An examination of conditions at one public hospital in Oakland show us how unprepared this austerity-starved health care system is for what’s to come.

How to Clean Up the Welfare State

Public programs in the United States are narrow, stingy, and complicated, making them politically vulnerable. A new paper from Matt Bruenig’s People’s Policy Project instructs us how to broaden, simplify, and improve them — to create a welfare state for which Americans will be willing to fight.

Solidarity Against Despair

A new study finds that higher union density corresponds to fewer deaths by overdose and suicide. Combatting “deaths of despair” is a tall order, but growing the labor movement and expanding unions’ culture of solidarity throughout our society can help.