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Why Wages Are Low and Unemployment Is High - Tech vs. Toil

Bob Swarup | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Long tech and short toil will fuel growth tomorrow, but whether we are able to stomach the journey today is far more unclear. The impact of the unfolding clash between technology and toil will be bruising in the shorter term. Its resolution will be critical to the future of economic growth.

A Formula for Failure

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

The Great Recession has exposed a major flaw in the American economy beyond risky derivatives: an intellectual elite that now seeks success at the expense of our society -- instead of through it.

Vanishing Middle Class Jobs

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Economists acknowledge that middle skill jobs are vaporizing. But they also view the situation as static. Not true. Eventually, we'll have to find ways other than job-based income to support the population.

Kudlow and Me

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Here's what I told Larry Kudlow on the Paycheck Fairness Act: "It is morally imperative that a man and woman doing the same job should get the same pay."