Labor Markets

Transit in a Pandemic

How Coronavirus Could Worsen the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States

The impact of coronavirus on unemployment and healthcare is predicted to affect black and Latinos at a disproportionate rate, raising questions about what can be done to ease the suffering and close the racial wealth divide in America.

April 8, 2020 - CNN Business

Uber Drivers Are Helping the Company Kill Their Own Jobs

Uber needs only a few more years to start its driverless mobility services. Meanwhile its million-plus self-employed drivers are providing the company with money, data, and future customers before their jobs get permanently ditched.

December 14, 2016 - Cities of the Future

Teamwork

Sanctuary Cities Preparing for Fight with Trump on Deportation

With Donald Trump set to take office January 20th, some cities are already planning to defy his deportation plans.

November 23, 2016 - CityLab

Rural Utah

U.S. Divisions Between Urban and Rural Aren't as Clear as Politicians Suggest

Urban vs. rural is just one example of the many false dichotomies presented as fact during the presidential campaign. A more nuanced understanding of these terms reveals more of the country's real character.

August 5, 2016 - Brookings

Urban Planning Fundamental: Facilitate a Strong Labor Market

Wendell Cox reviews a new working paper by Alain Bertaud called “Cities as Labor Markets.” Cox calls the lesson contained therein “Urban Planning 101” and a “much needed midcourse correction to urban planning around the world.”

March 6, 2014 - New Geography

Highways And Labor Markets II

One accurate measurement can be more insightful than a thousand expert opinions. In a recent blog titled, Livability and All That, highway expert Alan Pisarski argues that highway-oriented transport systems are necessary for efficient consumer and labor markets.

December 9, 2010 - Todd Litman

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