WHEN THE JOBS DON’T COME BACK — The economy is slowly reopening, but that may not be great news for a lot of workers who won’t have jobs waiting for them. The pandemic “hit the fast-forward button on a lot of trends people were concerned about,” like inequality and the rise of automation, former Democratic candidate Andrew Yang says. After ending his presidential campaign, which focused on rewiring the economy to be more inclusive, he launched a nonprofit and continues to advocate for policies like a universal basic income and expanded health care.
The economy is reopening — where are the jobs?
By Megan Cassella & Catherine Boudreau