Opinion: To rebuild the economy, America needs a new social contract

Many Americans have endured the most devastating economic downturn of their lives in the past six months.

The Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic caused an acute economic crisis. The pandemic has cast a bright light on fissures and structural inequities: The housing affordability crisis is becoming an evictions crisis; Black unemployment, long twice that of white Americans, skyrocketed to nearly 15%; and women, especially women of color, have found their caregiving responsibilities have dramatically increased, potentially diminishing lifelong earning potential.

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