Inflation was a big topic in 2021. But how damaging inflation is to workers depends on a race between it and wages. Continue reading Who Won the Race Between Wages and Inflation?
You’d think food delivery drivers would see huge increases in earnings during the pandemic, as demand increased. But, you’d be wrong. Why? Elasticity. Continue reading Elasticity: It’s for More than Just Socks
The debate over family policy is raging. Paid leave or Pre-K? I think there’s a clear winner. Continue reading Which Family Policy is Good for Women’s Wages?
2020 was heartbreaking. And, when it wasn’t, it was weird. Sadly, inequality kept going on. Just like normal. Continue reading 2020 Was Normal in One Bad Way
Nomadland made waves for its depiction of older Americans in unstable economic circumstances. The truth is: it’s not that uncommon. Continue reading Is Nomadland that Common?
Social Security is important. Retirement preparedness is important. This post has links to content on both topics. Continue reading Two Quick Links: Social Security Trust Fund & Retirement Advice
People have been talking about the labor shortage all summer. Is it all those unemployment benefits? Maybe not. Continue reading Will Cutting Unemployment Benefits Bring Workers Back?
Over the last 40 years, inequality in wages has risen. But, money isn’t everything. Enjoying your time matters too. And, time inequality may be rising. Continue reading A New Dimension: Time Inequality
The U.S. was making progress on the life expectancy gap. New CDC data make it clear how perilous progress can be. Continue reading A Life Expectancy Reversal
The phrase “I Quit” has a negative connotation. But, maybe it shouldn’t. After all, for many workers it’s their best bargaining chip. Continue reading More Worker Quits? It’s a Good Thing.