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"And hiking interest rates when real wages lag far behind inflation is a dirty trick."
"And hiking interest rates when real wages lag far behind inflation is a dirty trick."
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"It’s a pattern we’ve seen over and over again. Public pension systems, often pressed by government employee unions, underfund their plans and overpromise their returns."
"It’s a pattern we’ve seen over and over again. Public pension systems, often pressed by government employee unions, underfund their plans and overpromise their returns."
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>"The disconnect is a result of India’s uneven growth, powered and enjoyed by the country’s upper strata."
>"The disconnect is a result of India’s uneven growth, powered and enjoyed by the country’s upper strata."
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>"Interest rates were low for years. Imagine how much the country could have gotten done."
>"Interest rates were low for years. Imagine how much the country could have gotten done."
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"Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect."
"Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect."
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"From the care economy to quitting for better wages, it’s complicated."
"From the care economy to quitting for better wages, it’s complicated."
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"Two new studies—one on poverty wages, one on the declining share of revenues going to workers—are at once authoritative and mind-boggling."
"Two new studies—one on poverty wages, one on the declining share of revenues going to workers—are at once authoritative and mind-boggling."
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"Jason Furman emphasizes that all the stories about supply shortages cannot explain the economic big picture."
"Jason Furman emphasizes that all the stories about supply shortages cannot explain the economic big picture."
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"Throw in the short-term dangers of recession as well as the extra impetus given by the pandemic to the already rapid increase in automation, and it is hard to believe that the labor shortage will be with us for very long."
"Throw in the short-term dangers of recession as well as the extra impetus given by the pandemic to the already rapid increase in automation, and it is hard to believe that the labor shortage will be with us for very long."
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>"For the first time in decades, we will know exactly how many strikes there are in a year."
>"For the first time in decades, we will know exactly how many strikes there are in a year."
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"The MLB lockout reflects conditions in the larger U.S. economy, where anticompetitive business practices have shrunk workers' revenue _...Read More_
"The MLB lockout reflects conditions in the larger U.S. economy, where anticompetitive business practices have shrunk workers' revenue _...Read More_
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"Real hourly wages in the U.S. are trending down to some of the lowest levels in recent history, with just 18% of _...Read More_
"Real hourly wages in the U.S. are trending down to some of the lowest levels in recent history, with just 18% of _...Read More_
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"NPR's Michel Martin speaks with child care researcher Elliot Haspell about the accessibility of child care in the U.S."
"NPR's Michel Martin speaks with child care researcher Elliot Haspell about the accessibility of child care in the U.S."