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A Fair Deal for Essential Workers

When the story of the American economy is told, the CEO is usually cast as the hero or the villain. In both cases the CEO is framed as the essential character.

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided us with a different perspective on who is most essential to the functioning of the economy.

From this new vantage point the most essential characters are workers who shield us from risk: janitors who clean residue of Covid-19, delivery people who keep food and medicine coming to our doors, grocery store clerks who navigate people and products exposed to…

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