Susan Feiner

Susan Feiner is a professor of economics and of women’s and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine, and the author of  Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work and Education.

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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 9:20am
Living Up to 'The New Deal': Half the Nation Is Still Waiting
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his fourth and final State of the Union Address in 1944 . Because the defeat of fascism in Europe was in sight, FDR could frame a peacetime vision for the nation. He saw that the full realization of political freedom depended upon the elimination of material deprivation.
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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 9:36am
What Deficit Hawks Don't Know Will Hurt Us All
Listen up, sisters! Deficit hawks will eat your lunch, your kids, your jobs and your retirement. An economy without a deficit is like a fish without water. Reducing the U.S. federal deficit will make unemployment and poverty worse–way worse. And that means that women’s economic condition will deteriorate even further.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:45am
GOP's Block-Grant Plan Merits the Chopping Block
All those federal programs that GOP politicians want to turn over to the states are especially important to women. So watch out for that 2012 GOP budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan. It's stirring controversy for good reason. The biggest bucks at stake are in Medicare and Medicaid, the nation's two public health programs.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:15pm
GOP's Attack on Child Labor Threatens Our Daughters
It's Equal Pay Day, a time to review the reasons why so many hard working women find themselves chronically running short on cash. Women need to work 15 weeks into 2011 to earn what men earned in 2010. Think about all that work: 40 hours multiplied by 15 weeks. That's 600 hours. On top of that work there's the cooking, cleaning, picking up, dropping off, dressing and bathing.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:27am
Assault on Public Unions an Affront to Women's Historic Gains
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's slash-and-burn approach to public sector unions -- imitated by over a dozen Republican governors across the nation -- is the political equivalent of slamming women's labor history into reverse. Right in the middle of Women's History Month.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 11:03am
Economic Rights, Then and Now
Economic security today? Yes.
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