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Ai-jen Poo on the Economic Potential of Public Investment in Child Care, Elder Care and Paid Family Leave

December 7, 2021

The Ezra Klein Show

Don’t miss this interview with domestic worker advocate Ai-jen Poo on the December 7 edition of The Ezra Klein Show

“This conversation is about how caring for the people we love became so atrociously unaffordable and unmanageable — and what it would take to change that. It also explores why Poo thinks we should view child care and eldercare as essential infrastructure for running our economy and society, the racialized history of why the United States lags behind most of its peers in developing comprehensive family policy, the cultural narratives that have caused America to undervalue care work for so long, how solving the care crisis would be a policy “win-win-win” for everyone, Poo’s view that “care is a problem the market cannot solve” and why Poo believes that the future of work is inextricably linked to the future of care.”

Ever thoughtful, incisive, and persuasive, Poo maps out clear solutions to complex problems.

Listen to the full episode here

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