Senator Elizabeth Warren campaigned for president with shirts that said “It’s Time To Level The Playing Field” because in so many ways, workers are at a disadvantage when they sign a contract for a job. Now that Biden is President, he is making serious use of his executive power to bring some balance back to people’s lives.
Check out the LONG list of policies President Biden is pushing, at digby’s blog.
He’s offering real help on non-compete agreements, healthcare plans, importing prescription drugs from Canada, and regulation of hearing aids (to name a few). The last item I mentioned is the focus of a law Senator Warren helped pass years ago but the Republican administration dragged its feet on writing the regulations… so people who needed hearing aids did not get the benefit they should have.
Update: More info from Barry Ritzholz on Twitter, including an interview with a Biden official on these reforms. “Some mind-blowing examples: I had no idea landlords & condos got paid for exclusive cable deals eliminating broadband providers from competing in the same building. Ending these illegal deals will allow you to choose among competing providers. You know, like CAPITALISM.”