Over several decades, computers have replaced workers who perform routine tasks, notably in the manufacturing sector. This trend is expected to continue and to increasingly impact occupations where workers perform non-routine tasks.
The American dream is in crisis. According to a recent nationwide poll by American Viewpoint, by overwhelming margins, American voters believe that the lives of children have gotten worse rather than better over the past decade.
The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between 1970 and 1980 and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only 0.4 percentage points between 2000 and 2006-2010.
What politicians do today and the tone of their comments, particularly on immigration reform, will leave an indelible mark in the minds of Latino voters and the young people who will join the electorate in the years to come.
America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.
The Baby Boom generation has had a large effect on demographic trends over the past 50 years. Now that this generation is mostly over 50 years of age, it is interesting to look at what has been happening with regards to their divorce rate in middle age.
These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?