Tag Archives: labor

Work in America: Why is Full Employment So Unfulfilling?

Economists in the U.S. describe full employment as an unemployment rate that is between 4 and 6.4%. In October the unemployment rate was 4.1%. It had hovered around 5% throughout 2016. Depending on which economist’s definition of full employment you … Continue reading

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Coding Our Future: The Industrial Revolution Ends Here

Is the era of massive organizations providing cookie-cutter products and services about to end? Continue reading

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Coding Our Future: Technology and Jobs

While there is no question that technology disrupts the job market, the question of whether it creates or destroys more jobs has no clear answer. Continue reading

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Coding Our Future: What Becomes of Work?

After the march of the robots, what jobs are left? Continue reading

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Techonomy Policy Conference: The Sharing Economy and What It Means for Work

The on-demand economy and the unbundling of employment Continue reading

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Descendants of the Silk Strike: Two Book Reviews

Reviews of books by two authors whose grandparents lived through the Paterson Silk Strike. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: Finding the Time

The history of American vacationing in the 19th and early 20th century is a story of gradual growth in the number of people who went on vacation and the places they choose to go.  But by well into the 20th … Continue reading

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On a Street Once Lined with Striking Silk Workers

On a quiet residential street in Haledon, N.J., one house stands out from its neighbors. It is taller, more stately, and much older. And it is a national landmark because of its role in the history of the American labor … Continue reading

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