Trump’s attack on working people demands a bold, progressive response

June 5, 2019

Professor Stuart Shapiro is quoted in the Washington Post’s article examining Pres. Trump’s claims that his tax cuts and deregulation policies are the reason for the U.S. lowest unemployment rate in half a century. In November, Shapiro concluded that it was “extremely unlikely” that Trump’s deregulation through his first year in office had “any appreciable effect on the economy.” In fact, the states and cities enjoying the greatest jobs boom are largely those in which labor market regulations — hikes in the minimum wage, guarantees of vacation or family leave time, crackdowns on wage theft and more — are proliferating.

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