Archive for November 2013

Black Friday

By Janelle Jones and John Schmitt Workers at retail establishments across the country are gearing up for Black Friday sales. Workers at Walmart are also preparing for a series of actions across the country to protest low-wages at the retail giant. Both Walmart and its workers have focused on the importance of annual earnings of at […]

Skills and growth

The OECD recently released an enormously useful 466-page report (pdf) on labor-market skills in its member countries. The document is the first of what will be an annual series of OECD Skills Outlook reports, in the style of the organization’s regular Employment Outlook and Economic Outlook publications. The report is packed with helpful data on […]

Don’t Blame the Robots

Earlier this week, the Economic Policy Institute and CEPR released a paper (pdf) by Larry Mishel, Heidi Shierholz (both of EPI) and me, which argues that the evidence in favor of the view that technology is causing economic inequality is weak. The paper covers a lot of ground and is fairly technical, so I won’t […]