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Weekend News & Commentary — July 8-9, 2017

Published July 9th, 2017 -

According to the June jobs report released on Friday, the labor participation rate increased slightly from 62.7% in May to 62.8% in June.  The labor participation rate, or the share of American civilians over the age of 16 who are working or looking for a job,... More »

Workplace Discrimination Against Muslims

Published February 15th, 2017 -

It’s a difficult time to be a Muslim in America.  Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Muslim Americans have faced greater scrutiny, with recent global events triggering further anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States and abroad.  According to a 20... More »

Ban the Box and Perverse Consequences, Part III

Published August 4th, 2016 -

This is the final post in a three-part series. This is the last in a series of three posts on the prominent perverse consequences argument against “Banning the Box.”  The argument is that efforts to curtail employer exclusion of people with criminal records in... More »

Ban the Box and Perverse Consequences, Part II

Published August 3rd, 2016 -

This post is the second in a three-part series. This is the second in a series of three posts on the prominent perverse consequences argument that “Banning the Box” inadvertently exacerbates the racial inequality it purports to redress.  The first post critici... More »

Ban the Box and Perverse Consequences, Part I

Published August 2nd, 2016 -

This post is the first in a three-part series. Nothing sells like a perverse consequences argument.  The movement to “Ban the Box” has run into an objection familiar from debates over the minimum wage and affirmative action: this policy could exacerbate exactl... More »

The Gender Gap in a Post-Automation World

Published May 13th, 2016 -

Automation has captured the aspirations and anxieties of both companies and cultural commentators: while the promises of automation might include improved quality of life and lower prices, the peril of potential unemployment looms large. As the discussion cont... More »

Ben Levin on "Ban the Box"

Published May 12th, 2016 -

Ben Levin, a frequent contributor to the blog, has a great new piece up at Time arguing that the President’s ban-the-box proposal, while cause for celebration, doesn’t go far enough. According to Ben, the proposal’s main limitations include t... More »