Nomadland made waves for its depiction of older Americans in unstable economic circumstances. The truth is: it’s not that uncommon.
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.
The phrase “I Quit” has a negative connotation. But, maybe it shouldn’t. After all, for many workers it’s their best bargaining chip.
Student loan forgiveness is probably a good idea. But, if not done carefully, it could benefit households already doing pretty well.
The postal service is a source of good jobs for men without any college education. But, it’s shrinking and under fire.
We’d like to think that when our economy grows, that we all see that growth. But, that isn’t what’s happening.
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.