Joe Biden pushed to embrace radicalism of FDR by scale of economic crisis
The presumptive Democratic nominee who once promised ‘nothing would fundamentally change’ now has a different tune
When Joe Biden launched his campaign for president in April 2019 the unemployment rate was 3.6%, the lowest it had been in nearly half a century. Now, months into a once-in-a-century public health crisis, unemployment in the US is nearly four times that, soaring to levels not seen since the Great Depression.
Millions of laid-off workers risk losing their health insurance while many Americans with jobs deemed essential are demanding more protections from their employers. It is only a matter of time before the death toll reaches 100,000.