Articles by: Meagan Day

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Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin.

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.

The Preppy Populist

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has transformed himself from bow-tied libertarian to economic populist. But his hostility to the politics of solidarity remains intact.