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Overview Many workers in the United States are at the mercy of unpredictable scheduling practices, often facilitated by new technologies where computer algorithms create employee schedules based on projected consumer […]
Fifty years after the arrival of the contemporary women’s movement on the national stage, the U.S. workforce and the U.S. economy are the beneficiaries of the enormous strides in gender […]
The employment consequences of increasing the minimum wage in the United States continue to be a major subject of debate, but how researchers choose to estimate the effects of raising […]
Taxing capital is a key way to maintain and increase the progressivity in the U.S. tax system and raise the revenue needed to support government activities and investments that in turn will help ensure strong...
The employment effects of a much higher U.S. federal minimum wage: Lessons from other rich countries
Overview Not long ago, most U.S. economists agreed that a statutory minimum wage with any “bite”—any meaningful effect on wages at the bottom of the labor market—would cause job losses […]
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Must-Read: WTF!?!? Hans-Werner Sinn appears simply to have failed to understand what the modern “secular stagnation” argument is. The facts that a very large credit bubble in the mid-2000s did […]
A young woman entering the job market today anywhere around the globe can expect to work on average four years more than her male counterpart over a lifetime, according to a new report.
Must-Read: Noah Smith: Economics Has a Major Blind Spot: Economists often don’t take politics into account. As a result, econ models leave out important pieces, and the advice of economists […]
Must-Read: Thomas Baekdal: What Killed The Newspapers? Google Or Facebook? Or…?: Google didn’t actually kill the newspaper advertising market… Google replaced it with an entirely different market. It’s the same […]
The swelling wave of argument and discussion around “helicopter money” has two origins: First, as Harvard’s Robert Barro says: there has been no recovery since 2010. The unemployment rate here […]