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03/07/2017 - Midnight Reads – The Future of the Department of Labor Under Trump

The Future of the Department of Labor Under Trump

– The Atlantic 

David Weil, the former Labor Department Wage and Hour Administrator, discusses his tenure at the agency and the concept behind “strategic enforcement,” as well as what the department may look like in the new administration.


President Trump, an Unlikely Champion of Affordable Child Care

– The New York Times 

In his address to Congress Tuesday evening, President Trump leaned on some of his standard crowd pleasers: immigration, jobs, terrorism. But he also revived one of his more surprising proposals, first introduced on the campaign trail last year: “My administration wants to work with members of both parties to make child care accessible and affordable,” he said.


How Trump’s Immigration Plans Affect The Economy


Parts of the stock market have reached record highs since Donald Trump took office. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Bloomberg View’s Joe Nocera about how immigration restrictions could affect the economy, especially in the context of large scale infrastructure proposals.


What Climate Change Has To Do With The Price Of Your Lettuce

– The Washington Post 

Unusual weather in the Southwest could cause a nationwide salad shortage later this month. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce): Scientists say the weird weather is probably caused by climate change – which means these sorts of problems are likely to happen again.