None of us is capable of predicting the future, but the optimism of young people is even more impressive to me when we think of the uncertainties of the world to come.
Presidents have been unwilling to name, much less remedy, the deep economic forces that are turning payroll jobs into what I've termed "The Task Rabbit Economy" -- a collection of ad hoc gigs with no benefits, no job security, no career paths, and no employer reciprocity for worker diligence. But there are signs that maybe this issue is starting to break through.
One of the most unnoticed labor trends in the past few decades has been the rise of "just-in-time scheduling," the practice of scheduling workers' shifts with little advance notice that are subject to cancelation hours before they are due to begin.
Abandoned by his base and set adrift, the President trudges forward. He is weary, beleaguered, and beset with problems of the ages that span the Holy ...
Last week, President Obama hosted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. He welcomed over 40 African heads of state and their outsized entourages to what was a festive affair.
I have been trying very hard to rebuild my life. I am not asking taxpayers to take care of me. I would like to see some changes in employment laws. I think that policies of noncompetition should be limited in duration and scope, if not abolished.
They are out on their own doing the same thing as the short-term unemployed, whether or not they realize it, with a clear disadvantage where they need to spend three to four times the effort to get a comparable result.
By Eleanor Stanford and Saila Huusko YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ken Bowman joins the line for a free lunch in the Youngstown Salvation Army canteen, just li...
Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about "Obama spending" and "Obama deficits" and how the "stimulus" just made things worse. Solution: Here are three "reality-based" charts to send to him.
The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...
We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.
My Fitbit has taught me to flex new muscles both literally and figuratively. I have changed my daily routine by walking at daybreak every morning and I have a renewed appreciation for accountability in my life and career.
The children at the border are only a symptom of a crisis of extreme violence in Central America and a crisis inside the Beltway caused by a dysfunctional Congress that misses opportunity after opportunity to fix our broken immigration laws. This is a life and death issue.
I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.
Since the housing market has not completely recovered from the 2007 housing crash, it now seems fashionable to find a scapegoat -- usually the Millennials -- to explain sluggish home sales.
Focusing on issues of character and choice, when discussing poverty, suits conservatives because it emphasizes the causal role of "agency" rather than "structure" in the creation of social problems.