The Young And The Jobless - The American Prospect

Sep 17, 2003  · The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that seven out of the 10 occupations expected to add the most jobs over the next decade are low-wage, low-skill jobs: food preparation, customer service, retail sales, cashiers, clerks, security guards and waitpersons. The open question is what the quality of these jobs will be.

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The Road to Good Jobs - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 22, 2006  · America does need more people to get degrees in math and science, so that these good jobs and the industries they support go to Americans rather than moving overseas. And we do need to make sure that young people finish high school well prepared for further learning. But improved human capital, by itself, doesn't necessarily alter the kinds of ...

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We Blinded Her from Science - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 09, 2012  · For instance, the National Center for Women & Information Technology reported that the number of women earning information-science bachelor's degrees dropped 51 percent between 1985 and 2010. The problem remains for women seeking to become academics instead of taking industry jobs after they complete their undergraduate degrees.

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The Way We Won: America's Economic Breakthrough During ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2001  · America's response to World War II was the most extraordinary mobilization of an idle economy in the history of the world. During the war 17 million new civilian jobs were created, industrial productivity increased by 96 percent, and corporate profits after taxes doubled.

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Jobs and Internships - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Jobs and Internships. Work with us remotely, or at our offices in Washington, D.C., when we open again. ... This is the perfect internship for journalism, political science, and economics majors. Juniors, seniors and grad students are encouraged to apply. Full and part time internships available; stipend is …

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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 13, 2014  · OCTOBER 13, 2014 "I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we're going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don't think anybody is going to go for that.I won't go for that."--President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane …

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Science Under Siege - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 12, 2018  · Science as a whole has never had more support than it has right now, but even before Trump, the federal share of total funding for basic science was on the decline. In the 1960s and 1970s, the federal government provided more than 70 percent of the money for basic science, but by 2015 that proportion was down to 44 percent, as private funds ...

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Race, Place, and Opportunity - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 21, 2008  · Five decades of social-science research has documented the relationships between racially and economically isolated neighborhoods and employment, health, crime and violence, educational outcomes, and a range of other factors. ... The losses in manufacturing have often meant a shift in the location of decently paying entry-level jobs from ...

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How Workers Really Get Canceled on the Job - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 06, 2021  · How Workers Really Get Canceled on the Job. Pre-hiring personality screening and ongoing employer monitoring explicitly weed out workers likely to agitate for a union. ... But in the 1960s and ’70s, a new breed of industrial psychologists reintroduced personality tests using new social science research and techniques. Nathan Shefferman, Sears ...

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The STEM-Shortage Myth - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 25, 2013  · The Economic Policy Institute published a report yesterday on the supposed shortage of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). You've probably heard of the crisis by now. America is not producing enough STEM degrees. This will …

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The Jobs Really Most Threatened by Machines - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 02, 2019  · And these cashier jobs, which tend to be low wage, are disproportionately held by women and people of color. Indeed, 73 percent of cashiers are women. With the retail sector already in the midst of major job losses brought on by private equity raidership, as in the case of Sears, and the rise of e-retail, cashier jobs were already under threat.

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Biden Proposes Government Actually Try to Create Broadband ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 23, 2021  · Joe Biden Cities & Communities American Jobs Plan Economic Policy Science, Tech, Environment corporate power broadband inequality monopoly infrastructure. Sean Gonsalves. Sean Gonsalves is a longtime former reporter, nationally syndicated columnist, and news editor. He is now senior reporter and editor for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance ...

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Why We Must Legalize Marijuana - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) May 28, 2019  · And Americans with criminal records have a harder time finding a job and getting the education they need. On the other hand, legalizing, taxing, and regulating is good for the economy and creates jobs. By simply levying a tax on marijuana like we do cigarettes and alcohol, state and local governments could raise more than $6 billion a year ...

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The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming! - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) May 25, 2015  · The problem is that market forces aren't competent to translate the productivity gains into new jobs, much less good jobs, because the demand is in the wrong place. With adequate taxation of wealth and sufficient public investment, society could readily create the new human jobs to replace the ones destroyed by automation.

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It's Not Just Education - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 22, 2009  · A significant number of well-educated workers, even in good economic times, already take jobs requiring less education. Contrary to popular myth, we have been producing many more science and engineering college graduates than there are job openings in these fields, for example.

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The Path to a High-Wage Society - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 01, 2010  · According to Brenner, who is a sociologist and public-health expert at Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, for every 1 percent rise in the unemployment rate (about 1.5 million more people out of work), society can anticipate 47,000 more deaths, including 26,000 from fatal heart attacks, 1,200 from ...

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Political Science: - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2001  · John H. Marburger, President Bush's newly confirmed science adviser, was kicked down a notch before he even started his job. For over a decade, the national science adviser--who heads the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)--has been a near-cabinet-level position. Officially, the designation is "Assistant to the President ...

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Defense Mechanism - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 04, 2004  · In addition, the reduced funding levels could undercut opportunities for math and science education. The Department of Defense is responsible for about one-third of federal funding at universities for math, engineering, and computer sciences, according to Kei Koizumi, director, R&D Budget and Policy Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Technology and Oppression, 30 Years Ago and Today - The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 23, 2014  · Thirty years ago this week, the Super Bowl featured an ad (directed by Ridley Scott, no less) for the soon-to-be-released Macintosh computer, in which Apple implicitly compared the dominance of Microsoft operating systems and IBM computers to the oppressive dictatorship of George Orwell's 1984.Apple's Board of Directors apparently hated the ad, but Steve Jobs insisted that it air, probably ...

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Getting Prisons Straight - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 05, 2000  · This research seemed to provide hard evidence to support public anxiety that new social programs and more spending on schools, job training, mental health care, and other services were not making any difference. The best known, and most controversial, of these studies was the 1966 report on education by James Coleman.

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Can We Fix the College Inequality Problem? - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 10, 2019  · Any science that tries to steer college students in one direction or another is inevitably going to be an inexact one.” The best way to improve graduation rates is to bring a committed group of administrators and faculty members together to analyze weaknesses at the campus level and then to carry out policies tailored to addressing those ...

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The Salient Majority - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2001  · Rather than pose a series of simplistic questions, researchers used an Internet spreadsheet that allowed each of the 721 respondents to divide the budget into 12 categories: Space and Science Research, Environment, Job Training, Defense, Humanitarian and Economic Aid to Foreign Countries, Education, Military Aid, Transportation, the State ...

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The Plight of American Manufacturing - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 21, 2009  · Creating more jobs for dental hygienists, health-care workers, retail clerks, and bartenders will not do it. There are nascent signs that the administration is awaking to the need for new economic policies aimed at private-sector industrial investment and the creation of good jobs.

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Labor Champions a New Deal—with a Clean Environment and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 30, 2019  · To accomplish that, we need climate policies that prevent offshoring of jobs and pollution, that reinforce workers' rights, that invest in domestic industry, that build strong local economies, and that promote sensible science-based emissions reductions.

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Americans Say Mainstream Media’s Coverage of Science Is ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 11, 2017  · When asked whether the news media did a “good job” or a “bad job” of covering science, 57 percent responded that they did a good job, while 41 percent said they did a bad job. Pew also asked respondents if problems with science coverage rested with “the way reporters cover it” or “the way researchers publish it.”

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‘We’re Outsourcing Our Decision-Making to Machines’ - The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 24, 2020  · What I’m trying to do in the film is bridge a gap in scientific understanding. We see with COVID-19 that understanding, translating, and acting on science are really important to civic engagement. I feel that the geniuses in my film, like Joy, do a really good job of showing why the science matters and to whom it matters most.

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Steve Jobs and the Chinese Wall - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 24, 2011  · Their story is currently being related by actor-writer Mike Daisey, whose play, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," which premiered in D.C. this spring and is now at the Papp Public Theater in New York, veers between Daisy's love affair with Jobs's products and his revulsion at the Foxconn compound, which he visited several years ago.

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College Rankings or Junk Science? - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 27, 2006  · This includes everything from manipulating who is considered a part-time student (which raises the reported performance of full-time students) to giving students temporary research jobs in order to raise the placement score reported to U.S. News. But the easiest single way to raise rankings is by enrolling students with ever higher SAT scores.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: The Software Industry as a ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2001  · The requiem for jobs and careers as the American middle class has known them has already sounded. Some purveyors of career advice claim that "jobs" are increasingly obsolete; instead, people will perform tasks on a project-by-project basis under short-term contracts. They liken workers to free agents in professional sports.

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Bring Back the Space Race - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 01, 2011  · While Steve Jobs didn't graduate from college, he couldn't have launched Apple without the help of Wozniak-a computer-science major and the technical brains behind the company. Today, computer technology has become a more mature industry, so it is more difficult to come up with breakthrough innovations.

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State of the Debate: Work and the Moral Woman - The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2001  · For them, the magazine offered the more modern challenge of household engineering: Apply the principles of industrial efficiency to housekeeping, turn it into a science, and thereby professionalize the job of the homemaker.

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Not Your Father's Detroit - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 20, 2006  · For one thing, the number of jobs in science and engineering is not increasing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we have generated just 70,000 new jobs in engineering and architecture over the past five years, and the BLS does not project an increase in high-skill employment over the next decade.

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The Fight Against Coal Can Save Miners’ Lives - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 30, 2017  · In fact, coal creates far fewer jobs per million dollars invested than any form of renewable energy. For every million dollars invested in the coal industry, seven direct and indirect jobs are created. By comparison, every million dollars invested in the solar industry creates 14 direct and indirect jobs.

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Full Text of the State of the Union - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 13, 2013  · Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race. And today, no area holds more promise than our investments in American energy.

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Math is Hard v. I Wanna Be an Engineer! - The American ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 25, 2012  · Engineering and science are typically collaborative efforts, with teams working closely on complex problems. The image of the socially awkward loner, working alone with test tubes in a dingy lab, is a far cry from reality. Also, we know that women often look for jobs that have a social impact; where they can do good while they do well financially.

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Harnessing the Power of the New Working Class - The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 04, 2016  · Via historical and social science research and interviews with dozens of workers and activists, Draut covers a lot of ground in a short book. Draut situates herself as the fortunate daughter of a unionized steelworker who retired after 29 years on the job "with a …

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Q&A: How to Slash Emissions While Creating Jobs - The ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 01, 2015  · Q&A: How to Slash Emissions While Creating Jobs. In his new book Greening the Global Economy, economist Robert Pollin argues that that investing in renewable energy will both fight global warming and boost employment worldwide.

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Born This Way? - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 14, 2013  · "The job of the clinician is not to ward off a transgender outcome, but to facilitate the child's authentic gender journey." ... What he will say is that he emerged from those times with a distaste for dogmatism and a sense that "maybe hiding in science is safer than fighting political, dogmatic battles." He regards his detractors as dogmatists ...

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Investing on the Frontier: How the U.S. Can Reclaim High ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 19, 2001  · Using existing work on critical technologies as a point of departure, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (or perhaps the National Security Council) would invest one-third of the total on nonproprietary research in the sciences underlying the critical technologies, subject to review by the NSF or the National Academies.

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The Return of the Strike - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 03, 2019  · ON OCTOBER 3, 1,500 HOTEL workers in Boston—housekeepers, bellhops, doormen, bartenders—went on strike against seven hotels operated by Marriott International.It was the first hotel walkout in the modern history of Boston. Among the hotels struck were the Ritz-Carlton Boston, the Westin Copley Place, and the Sheraton Boston, all operated by Marriott, which is the world’s largest …

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Want to Expand the Economy? Tax the Rich! - Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 26, 2018  · Altogether, corporate America has announced more than 140,000 job cuts since the 2017 Republican Tax Act passed—nearly 87,000 shed by Fortune 500 companies alone—while sharing just 9 percent of its $76 billion tax windfall in the form of wage hikes and one-time bonuses. But to quibble over jobs and wages would be to entirely miss the point.

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Rise of the Machines - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 17, 2012  · But once robots take the low-skill jobs, the people who now do them will have few other options for employment. The laziest techno-utopian visions often assume that once robots are doing all the work, the rest of us will be able to devote ourselves to creative endeavors and generally pursue our happiness, free of the crushing demands of work.

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The Hidden History of Prosperity - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 03, 2014  · If jobs exist, people will be trained to take them. As Paul Krugman has pointed out, a true skills shortage describes only a small fraction of the labor market. There are good reasons to have a better-educated and -trained citizenry and to turn out more graduates in math and the sciences.

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It Wasn't Just Iraq - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 20, 2006  · Jacob S. Hacker, professor of political science at Yale University, is author of The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care and Retirement. Ruy Teixeira is a fellow at The Century Foundation and co-author of The Emerging Democratic Majority.

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Gender Wage Gap Raises the Stakes ... - The American Prospect

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 11, 2016  · Though encouraging women to pursue careers in fields like science and engineering carries intrinsic importance, the authors say closing existing gaps within occupations would actually eliminate 68 percent of the gender wage gap. That means figuring out why waiters earn more than waitresses with similar work experience and education could go a ...

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5 Ways Wall Street Continues to Sandbag the Economy, and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 01, 2014  · The war also recapitalized industry that had languished during the Great Depression, and it gave government a central place in developing science and technology. The war was not just a huge jobs program but an unprecedented job-training program.

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It’s Not a Skills Gap That’s Holding Wages Down: It's the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 07, 2014  · Repetitive production jobs will continue to go missing, but that's a very long-term trend. Higher end jobs will continue to complement technology while the inability of computers to replace workers in manual jobs that require "flexibility, judgment, and common sense remain[s] immense." That's jobs. What about wages? Technology and wages

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