We Have a Rare Opportunity to Create a Stronger, More Equitable Society

Income inequality in the United States was at historic levels before the coronavirus hit. Now, as the disease—and the social and economic implications it brings—spread across the country, it is likely to create even deeper fissures between the poor and rich. Low-income workers are more likely to have experienced income reductions and job losses, in part because they are less likely to be able to work from home; and they’re more likely to have been designated as “essential” workers who, by the nature of their work, are at higher risk of being exposed to the virus. ….[READ]