Midweek Video: Why It’s So Hard To Get Unemployment Benefits


The American unemployment system is not universal in its design. How did we get to where we are and why are some systems designed to fail people in need of financial support?

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.