About 5 years ago

06/07/2018 - Why U.S. Prime-Age Workforce Participation Is Lagging Behind Other Nations

– The Wall Street Journal
Use of opioid drugs ‘appears to be connected’ to labor market conditions, research shows.
 The Washington Post
Food companies have embraced a controversial tactic in their quest to sell more soda, a new study says, timing advertisements for sugary drinks to the days states distribute food stamp benefits.
– The Washington Post
To address that digital knowledge gap, some in Washington are now angling to revive the Capitol’s old science-and-tech think tank, the Office of Technology Assessment, which lawmakers disbanded amid partisan squabbles in the 1990s. Its foremost advocates, emboldened by recent tech mishaps, say it could aid the U.S. government at a moment when objective advice seems to be in short supply.
– The New York Times
Union organizers at The New Yorker said 90 percent of the staff had signed union cards.