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The American workplace was already broken. This is how we rebuild it

Hello! While tens of millions of Americans who have filed for unemployment might expect to get their
Hello!
While tens of millions of Americans who have filed for unemployment might expect to get their jobs back when the virus’s effect on the economy lets up, history tells us this is probably not very likely: a large number of the jobs lost may not be coming back. So to reboot the economy, we’re going to need more jobs. One place we could look is building new, green infrastructure. These new jobs could help modernize and clean up our power grid and transportation infrastructure, with the added bonus that these jobs tend to throw off broad large economic benefits. A new study that we explore in this story found that “modernizing the electric grid could create 150,000 to 200,000 jobs each year, while also making the system more resilient and reducing energy costs. Investing $12-$16 billion in the grid annually could lead to $30-$40 billion in economic activity each year.”

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