The working class needs more than just fewer low-wage immigrants to compete against. They often face regulatory, legal, and skill barriers that prevent them from entering jobs.
For many parents, both working-class and white-collar professionals, work is not what really matters. Work is simply the means to support what really matters: family.
Reducing occupational licensing, encouraging craftsmanship jobs, and reforming zoning to lower housing prices can help the middle class succeed again.
AEI Scholar Nicholas Eberstadt discusses worldwide trends inequality, education, and longevity on the Federalist Radio Hour.
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Nicholas Eberstadt, scholar in political economy at AEI, joined Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, “Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis.”
Donald Trump’s proposals—such as they are—will squeeze our suffocating economy even more tightly. We need the opposite.
While politicos obsess about who controls the Senate, Americans worry about jobs and our economy. The Right should take advantage.
What would today’s unemployment rate look like if the economy had the same labor force participation rate as it did when the recession ended in 2009?
Yes, liberals made severe labor force attrition a focal point of their emergency unemployment insurance advocacy.
Most evidence suggests that while demographics aren’t completely irrelevant, the American economy is currently facing a jobs crisis, not a demographic one.
The unemployment rate may be dropping, but the real story behind that drop is much more depressing than you think.
Does North Carolina’s experiment in unemployment benefit reduction spell disaster? Only if you ignore the data.
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