Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

An interactive post: Paid family leave and the economic crisis

Family Issues

Many American mothers cannot afford to take unpaid family leave. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain have been fighting hard for women’s votes in these US presidential elections. McCain even selected Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska for his ticket. And Obama has made a point of addressing issues that are crucial to women voters. Click here to watch a video from We the People detailing state efforts to pass paid family leave legislation and the delicate balance between work and family.

Another Frightening Show About the Economy

10.03.2008 | NPR | Learn more about the economic downturn, deregulation, what what lies ahead.

The Giant Pool of Money

05.09.2008 | NPR | A discussion of the housing crisis from early May 2008–including how mortgage-backed financial instruments have wreaked havoc on the global economic system.

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