Russell Weaver

Russell Weaver

Russell Weaver, PhD, is Research Director at the Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab. He is lead author of the book “Shrinking Cities: Understanding Urban Decline in the United States.”  Contact: rcweaver@cornell.edu | http://highroadpolicy.org

Articles by this author

The seemingly unbreakable bonds between employment and health care mean that COVID-19 might have already cost 16.2 million newly unemployed American "warriors"—and their families—access to medical services and treatment. (Photo: © Greg Nash) Views
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Can the COVID War Become a Fight for Health Care Democracy?
As most Americans remain hesitant to return to their normal activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders are calling on all of us to “ think of [ourselves] as warriors ” in a “ heroic war against the invisible enemy .” Our mission? To retake and occupy every square inch of the economy that the...
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Sign reads: Human needs before corporate greed Views
Sunday, May 03, 2020
True Resilience Involves Pushing Forward From COVID-19, Not Just Bouncing Back
COVID-19 has set the U.S. economy on fire. More than 30.3 million unemployment insurance claims were made over the last six weeks – the equivalent of roughly 19% of the nation’s civilian workforce . By some estimates, 12.7 million workers may have already lost their employer-provided health...
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