How Much We Were Willing To Work

Labor force participation rates could have conveyed only a part of the picture of how much we worked during the pandemic.

How Our Work-From-Home Habits Have Changed

The NY Fed tells us that remote work has stuck: For services (blue) and manufacturing (mustard), a relatively substantial number of us remain remote:   But it has been disruptive. Let’s see how. Work-From-Home Pre-pandemic There is much more than…

A Labor Day Look At Invisible Labor

At an Academy Awards ceremony, because the wrong envelope had been given to Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, they said La La Land was Best Picture instead of Moonlight. Responsible for a task that we only notice when the person…

Why Your Name Matters

With baby names, parents could have based a decision on popularity, politics, or the profession they hope their little one will aspire to.

Why the Gender Wage Gap Doesn’t Disappear

Whether looking at accounting, the law, dentists, or Uber drivers, we remain unable to solve the problem of the gender wage gap.

Should We Worry About Robots?

Considering the impact of robots, we can look at jobs and productivity in manufacturing and services businesses.

Why the French Have a Great Lunch Break

Moving beyond the “Great French Lunch Break,” we can look back and globally to see how our work hours vary.

Where Have All of the Bank Robbers Gone?

Even looking at bank robbers, we see that technological innovation creates the changing job markets that wind up as structural unemployment.

When $15.00 is really $19.03

For more than a decade, workers have asked for a $15 minimum wage. Actually that means they’ve been asking for less every year. This year, we would have to earn $19.03 for the same purchasing power as 2012’s $15.00. Your…

How Home Work Created Assignments For Dog Walkers

Having shifted to more working at home, we initiated a ripple of changes for the people that do our dog walking.