Manufacturing jobs were supposed to be the good jobs. They are, as the subtitle of a devastating new report from the National Employment Law Project points out, the jobs that “built America’s middle class”—enabling generations of workers without a college degree to raise their families with dignity...
A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows how investments in the green economy produce results far beyond sustainability gains. EPI took the BLS green jobs data and matched it with current employment trends. By doing so, they found: Green industries grow faster than the overall...
The manufacturing sector once offered a large supply of stable, middle-class jobs to American workers. Yet middle-income manufacturing jobs have been disappearing from the United States for the past 30 years. While technological innovation has played a much-recognized role in the erosion of the...
This morning, The Washington Post reported on a new study -- commissioned by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) -- that finds federal regulations that impact the manufacturing sector on a perilous rise. Naturally, conservatives have been passing it around as further...
America used to be a nation that made things. Walmart – the nation’s largest employer and one of our most profitable corporations – played a key role in why we no longer do. Of course, this isn’t the official message Walmart wants to promote as it breaks out the confetti to...
A couple months ago, I wrote about the accelerated depreciation tax deduction, arguing that this policy wastes a massive amount of federal tax revenue subsidizing private capital at the expense of labor. A slew of new reports released yesterday provide even more proof of how wasteful this...
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