Strengthening the nation's safety net

Brainard, Lael
June 2007
Hill;6/6/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 66, p26
The author reflects on the lack of statute that support professional and financial security in the U.S. As globalization negatively affect some American workers, the author emphasizes that the government should start strengthen the country's financial security to help the economy remain competitive. She believes that enactment of the Worker Empowerment Act of 2007 that proposes a comprehensive insurance program for workers is an effective approach to help workers who loss their job.


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