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Robotics and youth unemployment in China (cc Photo: CNBC.com)

China has an unemployment problem

Strikingly few discussions of China’s declining growth trajectory include mention of the country’s unemployment rate. Unfortunately, this official rate is worthless as an indicator of the China’s labor market conditions. In reality, China likely has a serious and growing unemployment problem.

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Would Donald Trump win an election today? - BBC News

The Trump tax plan proves a bonanza for business

In sum, thanks to the Trump tax plan, trillions of dollars that could have been used to transform our transportation and energy infrastructure, industrial structure, and system of social services are instead being transferred to big businesses, who use them for speculative activities and to further enrich their already wealthy managers and stock holders.

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2018 midterm elections: Americans can't agree what the big issues ... Vox

Politics in America

U.S. elected leaders, and those that work for them, think their constituents are far more conservative than they are. The good news is that this means there is far more support for a progressive political agenda than one might think.

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Trumping Labor: The Republican Plan to Gut Workers' Rights ... The Progressive

The law versus worker rights

Organizing a union is no easy task in the United States. Although organizing a union is supposed to be a protected right, businesses regularly fire union supporters knowing that they face minimal punishment even if found guilty for their actions. In fact, the rights of all workers, regardless of their interest in unionization, are being […]

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