About 3 years ago

07/07/2017 - Midnight Reads – Family-Friendly Laws Are Being Passed, But Not By Trump’s Team

Family-Friendly Laws Are Being Passed, but Not by Trump’s Team

– The New York Times

President Trump has promised help for families with jobs and young children. And recently, they have been getting it — but not from the federal government. Instead, state and local lawmakers have been passing policies to address their needs.

 

Side Hustles Are the New Norm. Here’s How Much They Really Pay.

– The Washington Post

The “gig economy,” popularized by the likes of Lyft, Airbnb and TaskRabbit, has for years been promoted as an effective way for Americans to make money on their own terms. But new data shows that the majority of workers — 85 percent of them — make less than $500 a month, on average, using those services.

 

Black Workers Face a Tough Labor-Market Slog During Recessions

– Bloomberg

The U.S. Constitution may declare all men and women equal, regardless of color and background, but their labor market experiences are certainly not the same. Bloomberg explores these differences.

 

Why Soaring Assets and Low Unemployment Mean It’s Time to Start Worrying

– The Wall Street Journal

Is a recession about to hit? The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip writes that it’s starting to look that way. “If you drew up a list of preconditions for recession, it would include the following: a labor market at full strength, frothy asset prices, tightening central banks, and a pervasive sense of calm,” Ip writes. “In other words, it would look a lot like the present.”