Category Archives: Economics

#6 The Sharing Economy: Middle Class Threat? Marcela Sapone, How Do We Fix It? — How Do We Fix It?

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

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#113 America’s Male Unemployment Crisis: Ed Glaeser — How Do We Fix It?

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

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