The on-demand economy is a hit with consumers. Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, and other companies provide a growing number of convenient services. But there’s a heated debate about how they treat their workers. Should they be classified as independent contractors or full-time employees who qualify he
Our guest is Louis Hyman, author of the provocative New York Times editorial, ” The Myth of Main Street.” Louis is a Cornell University History Professor and the Director of the Institute for Workplace Studies. Nostalgia for the economy’s “good old days” has great appeal fo
Here’s a paradox. While the U.S. unemployment rate is near a 16-year low, the percentage of all American adults in the workforce remains stuck at well below pre-recession levels.Men are much more likely than women to drop out of work. In the 1960’s 95% of adult men between 25 and 54 were emp
The offshoring of American tech jobs is slowing. How do companies decide now which jobs stay here, and which ones go abroad?