/Tag: Unemployment

The Often Overlooked Solution to Income Inequality

Over the past few decades, as factories have closed as those jobs have become increasingly more automated or sent overseas, hospitals have remained in urban centers. Many of those institutions now serve the same economic function of early industry leaders. In my hometown of Pittsburgh, for example, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center now occupies

Private sector must fill in cracks of uneven economic recovery

For years now, Americans have been getting mixed messages about the state of the economy: Unemployment is down, but job insecurity is rising. Inflation is low, but so is wage growth. Yet, while the economy has been expanding for nearly 100 months (approaching a record), many people are still living paycheck to paycheck. That’s because

Do environmental regulations reduce employment? Not really.

There is no consistent evidence that environmental regulations cause long-term changes in overall employment. In a recent speech,  President Donald Trump made reference, as he often does, to regulations that have killed American jobs. This is an oft-used argument on the right — so common, in fact, that it is now taken as a kind