In recent years advocates around the country have been arguing that workers should have some guaranteed paid sick days. But this is one of those policies that, on its surface, looks like it’s just about the workers. It’s not. It’s about all of us and it’s important to tell this broader story in order for this policy proposal to gain traction. This piece from Altnernet does a good job of explaining why paid sick days is good for everyone. Documenting the “ripple effects” of policy proposals that, at first glance, seem to impact only a narrow sliver of society is essential.