We call them heroes…and they are. But their wages are planted firmly on the ground.
Lot’s of things in this crazy world don’t make sense. Employer-sponsored health insurance is one of them.
The economically vulnerable always suffer the most in an economic emergency. Coronavirus is no different.
The only thing worse than inequality in life may be inequality in death. Rising life expectancy inequality suggests it’s happening.
Now that you know about the falling middle, the obvious question is: what do to about it?
Does globalization also contribute to rising inequality in the U.S.? Its complicated.
Technology is not the only reason workers’ wages have suffered. Lower bargaining power isn’t helping either.
Machines are good at routine tasks. This fact has spelled trouble for middle-income workers.
One culprit for slow growth among middle-income workers could be technology, which tends to benefit some workers more than others.
How middle-income workers have seen their incomes fall, while women have seen their progress stall.