Clinton Economic-Policy Menu Fleshed Out From Trade to Labor
A think tank with close ties to Hillary Clinton’s campaign issued proposals across more than a dozen issues that could serve as a menu for economic policy should the Democrat enter the White House in January.
Immigrants Are Keeping America Young – And The Economy Growing
FiveThirtyEight contends that in contrast to this year’s overheated campaign rhetoric, immigration is the only thing keeping the U.S. from facing a Japan-style demographic cliff. At a time when aging and other factors mean that fewer Americans are working, immigrants – who tend to come to the U.S. during their working years and have a higher rate of labor-force participation than native-born Americans – play an increasingly important role in the U.S. workforce.
Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers
There aren’t many things the two major presidential candidates agree on, but here’s one: Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure. As NPR reports, with a labor pool that is in short supply this may be vastly easier said than done.
The High Costs of Not Offering Paid Sick Leave
– The New York Times
Each week about 1.5 million Americans without paid sick leave go to work despite feeling ill. The New York Times compares and contrasts a number of new studies on the benefits of expanding paid leave policies.