It sounds like an absurd riddle, or perhaps a kindergarten-level math problem: the median male full-time worker earned $314 per week in 1979, while his counterpart at the median in 2018 earned $1,026; who was better off? In fact, the question proves fiendishly difficult, even as its answer lies at the heart of understanding America’s economic progress...
Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Work
The death of meaningful U.S. immigration reform, done in by Washington partisanship and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s incendiary comments on foreigners, is leaving crops withering in the field and the farm lobby with nowhere to turn as a labor shortage intensifies.
Automation commonly creates more, and better-paying, jobs than it destroys. In U.S. retailing, rising e-commerce employment at such companies as Amazon more than compensates for the swoon in brick-and-mortar stores.