The living wage calculator makes no provision for eating in a restaurant, repaying loans, saving for retirement, or taking a vacation. What does go into calculating a living wage? And does the term “living” allow companies to pay people inadequately while appearing generous?
In their book, Streets of Gold, Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan use big data to trace the stories of immigrants to the United States. Their findings are a call to revise many popular beliefs about U.S. immigration.
The elimination of student debt made headlines this year, but there was another less conspicuous change to the way millions of students pay for college that could have a big impact on college access and affordability.