– 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.
– 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.
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.
– 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.”