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12/04/2017 - Midnight Reads – Chicago Raised Its Minimum Wage Two Years Ago, But Some Still Earn Less. Here’s Why

Chicago Raised Its Minimum Wage Two Years Ago, But Some Still Earn Less. Here’s Why

– The Chicago Tribune 

The Chicago Tribune examines the impact of the city’s minimum wage ordinance — which passed exactly three years ago on Dec. 2, 2014, and gradually raises the wage to $13 an hour by 2019. Has the increase been consequential?

 

The Great Recession Is Still With Us

– The Atlantic 

The downturn left the country poorer and more unequal than it would have been otherwise. The Atlantic explores the factors at play.

 

The Digital Jobs Gap Is Growing

– Governing 

Jobs requiring a high degree of digital skills are rapidly increasing — but not everywhere. That could be a big problem for some local economies. Governing explores how the less educated will continue to be impacted.

 

Tech for Dinner: How Our Food Is Changing As Fast As Our iPhones

– Medium 

A decade ago, the tech giant Apple released the first iPhone. Picture your life before then. Did you keep your personal calendar in a book? Did you own a camera or unfold a map when you got lost? A decade from now, the food we eat today — and the systems behind it — may seem as outdated as a phone without apps. Technology is accelerating change everywhere. The question is not whether it will reshape how we make food, move it and eat it; the question is how.