~ July 15, 2021 ~
The US economy is beginning to see the light at the end of the Covid tunnel. This special edition of Ideas Worth Teaching takes a timely look at an issue crucial to the future of workers, firms, and the broader economy: fair and inclusive pay. It was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
Vox: Vox Staff
"It’s infantile and futile to desire fairness; it’s cruel and hopeless not to." How do the tensions around these conflicting truths inform efforts on work, inequality, and other critical challenges? (also see The Next Move: Rethinking Fair Pay)
What is "really going on here and what does it tell us about employment as a whole in this country?" (also see Restaurant Workers Across North Carolina Say There’s No Labor Shortage. It’s a ‘Wage Shortage.’)
Does a rising wage lift all boats?
Business Insider: Juliana Kaplan
What if the current labor shortage is "actually healing major dysfunctions in the 21st century economy"? (also see Workers Are Reaping Benefits in the Post-Covid Economy. But Their Power May Not Last.)
Pairagraph: Daron Acemoglu, Yanis Varoufakis
Debating safety nets, inequality, fairness: What is the problem, and is UBI the solution? (also see the Ethics of Universal Basic Income)
Center for American Progress: Rita Cliffton, Malkie Wall, Sam Ricketts, Kevin Lee, Jessica Eckdish, Karla Walter
Climate and good jobs: Is this how we tackle two birds with one stone?
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