Uber CEO and Rockefeller Foundation chief: American workers need a better safety net

The COVID-19 crisis has crippled America’s economy, bringing unemployment to its highest level since the Great Depression. The sudden shift in economic fortunes has awoken most Americans to the downsides of the U.S. labor model. In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, current events and new attention to an old problem of systemic racist systems and their effect on black lives and livelihoods have stirred a conviction that we must renew and not simply restore the pre-crisis status quo.

Our economy has fundamentally changed. We will have to change with it. 

In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis, productivity in

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