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01/06/2017 - Midnight Reads – Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women

Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women
– The New York Times
With a few exceptions, the fastest-growing American jobs are predominantly female, while the fastest-declining ones are mostly male. These jobs are also seen as “women’s work,” which has always been devalued in the American labor market. The New York Times looks at this dynamic and explores its potential problems.

Why Odds May Be Fading for a Near-Term U.S. Recession
– The Wall Street Journal
Economists believe the odds of a recession are 1 in 6 over the next year, which is somewhat higher than they’ve predicted in recent years. But it’s accurate to say that many economists are slowly lowering their warning flags.

How to Stop Short-Term Thinking at America’s Companies
– The Atlantic
A growing group of business leaders is worried that companies are too concerned with short-term profits. As a result, they’re not investing in their workers, in research, or in technology-short-term costs that would reduce profits temporarily. And this, the business leaders say, may be creating long-term problems for the nation.

Big Growth in Tiny Businesses
– The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal reports on an explosion of sole proprietor companies. Niche manufacturers from craft beer to leatherworkers are filling the ranks of an American economy in flux.