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
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
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 A decade from now, the food we eat today — and the systems behind it — may seem as outdated as a phone without apps.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.