Men Are Getting Left Behind in the Jobs Boom
Insights into the economy can be found in surprising places. In a brothel, for instance, how services are priced and who ends up working there can reveal a lot about the state of the business cycle. It also reflects structural changes in our economy and society.
An Economist Looks at School, Marriage, Divorce, and Moving in with Your Mom
Laurence Kotlikoff is a world-class economist who can convince you to pay off your mortgage and make you snort out your nose laughing at the same time; Money Magic is his compendium of life hacks aimed at leaving the reader wealthier and happier.
Can You Afford to Join the Great Resignation?
Many of us fantasize about quitting our jobs. In 2021, more people than ever turned that dream into reality. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that 4.53 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs last November. This was both a new monthly record and the eighth successive reading above the pre-pandemic high.
In an economy where the Fed has lost every systematic tether to common sense, empirical evidence, and concern for financial stability, it’s worth beginning this first market comment of 2022 by recalling the ways we’ve adapted in order to navigate that environment.
Demographic Trends for the 50-and-Older Work Force
Note: This commentary has been updated with the latest numbers from the latest Employment Report for November. Consider: Today nearly one in three of the 65-69 cohort and one in five of the 70-74 cohort are in the labor force.