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"Nurturing large-scale job creation in Africa will require policies that bring digital solutions to the non-digital economy. To reorient and strengthen their digitalization strategies, the continent's governments should follow four guiding _...Read More_
"Nurturing large-scale job creation in Africa will require policies that bring digital solutions to the non-digital economy. To reorient and strengthen their digitalization strategies, the continent's governments should follow four guiding _...Read More_
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"Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level."
"Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level."
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"Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it."
"Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it."
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The most disgusting part is how many people rail against it, as if it benefits them. People will blindly protect businesses and their stock at the expense of friends and family is remarkable. Same with universal healthcare. people _...Read More_
The most disgusting part is how many people rail against it, as if it benefits them. People will blindly protect businesses and their stock at the expense of friends and family is remarkable. Same with universal healthcare. people _...Read More_
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I will believe it when I hear we have gone from 10 million unemployed to 1 million, and we have a $15hr wage so that people can get back on there feet. The stock market is overheating and people are gambling money they can't afford to lose.
I will believe it when I hear we have gone from 10 million unemployed to 1 million, and we have a $15hr wage so that people can get back on there feet. The stock market is overheating and people are gambling money they can't afford to lose.
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"California’s vote to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors has emboldened other employers to eliminate salaried positions—and has become a cornerstone of bigger plans to “Uberize” the U.S. workforce."
"California’s vote to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors has emboldened other employers to eliminate salaried positions—and has become a cornerstone of bigger plans to “Uberize” the U.S. workforce."
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The federal government’s efforts to help unemployed workers get through the pandemic have centered on increasing the size and extending the duration of weekly benefit checks. But there is a critical hole in these plans. "The unemployment _...Read More_
The federal government’s efforts to help unemployed workers get through the pandemic have centered on increasing the size and extending the duration of weekly benefit checks. But there is a critical hole in these plans. "The unemployment _...Read More_
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"Unemployed Black women had greater improvements in their economic status compared with the _...Read More_
"Unemployed Black women had greater improvements in their economic status compared with the _...Read More_
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Health equity is not something that is “achieved,” because this implies the absence of conflict. We must be explicit in our language & goals, and judicious in our choice of questions and methods, all of which must be rooted in _...Read More_
Health equity is not something that is “achieved,” because this implies the absence of conflict. We must be explicit in our language & goals, and judicious in our choice of questions and methods, all of which must be rooted in _...Read More_
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"In public and private, Biden and his advisers have signaled some dramatic interventions to revive U.S. manufacturing. Will they really happen?"
"In public and private, Biden and his advisers have signaled some dramatic interventions to revive U.S. manufacturing. Will they really happen?"
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33 years of gender equality progress, wiped out in a year. Only 57% of women are working or looking for jobs, the fewest since 1988. _...Read More_
33 years of gender equality progress, wiped out in a year. Only 57% of women are working or looking for jobs, the fewest since 1988. _...Read More_
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Observers say financiers have dominated US trade policy since the 1980s but their influence appears to be on the wane
Observers say financiers have dominated US trade policy since the 1980s but their influence appears to be on the wane
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"January employment numbers suggest a stalling of progress toward a full recovery."
"January employment numbers suggest a stalling of progress toward a full recovery."
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Excellent piece. Two points in defence of GDP 1) it's not actually a bad measure of stuff that matters. (As Chris says, Jobs x Wages is a major part of GDP. Jobs matter and wages matter.) 2) Although GDP misses LOTS of other important _...Read More_
Excellent piece. Two points in defence of GDP 1) it's not actually a bad measure of stuff that matters. (As Chris says, Jobs x Wages is a major part of GDP. Jobs matter and wages matter.) 2) Although GDP misses LOTS of other important _...Read More_
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"Over the past five years, including while writing The Innovation Delusion with Andy Russell, I have been reading a number of works that paint a similar picture of technology and the economy."
"Over the past five years, including while writing The Innovation Delusion with Andy Russell, I have been reading a number of works that paint a similar picture of technology and the economy."