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Most of America’s rural areas are doomed to decline

David Swenson, Iowa State University Since the Great Recession, most of the nation’s rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people....

3 ways $2 trillion for infrastructure can fight inequality too

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University Imagine you have US$2 trillion to spend on patching up America’s crumbling roads, levees and other infrastructure. What would you...

At work, women and people of color still have not broken...

Tesa Rigel Hines, Purdue University Northwest Did you notice the race of your barista this morning? What about the sex of your mechanic? I have observed...

Retailers like Walmart are embracing robots – here’s how workers can...

Beth Humberd, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Walmart recently said it plans to deploy robots to scan shelves,...

Artificial intelligence may take your job, so political leaders need to...

Alan Montague, RMIT University; Alan Nankervis, RMIT University; John Burgess, RMIT University; Nuttawuth Muenjohn, RMIT University; Ros Cameron, Australian Institute of Business, and Timothy...

Skilled blue-collar jobs are growing – though women aren’t getting them

Eric Hoyt, University of Massachusetts Amherst and JD Swerzenski, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the press, the phrase “blue collar” is often used as shorthand...

Why cities should stop playing Amazon’s game and quit offering companies...

Amihai Glazer, University of California, Irvine New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters...

First-generation college students earn less than graduates whose parents went to...

Anna Manzoni, North Carolina State University and Jessi Streib, Duke University When discussions take place about first-generation college students, often the focus is on how...

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Obama builds legacy on climate change with EPA Clean Power Plan

Obama builds legacy on climate change with EPA Clean Power Plan David Konisky, Indiana University, Bloomington ; Mark Templeton, University of Chicago; Michael Greenstone, University...