December 31, 2016
We Are Leaving Too Many People Behind
The unemployment numbers – at least the ones most commonly cited – looked good in the closing weeks of 2016. People are starting to use the word “strong” to describe the economy.
But just beneath the surface are statistics indicating we’re leaving behind an increasingly proportion of the population. My latest column for Forbes is published in the hope we don’t blast through the self-checkout lane so fast that we forget that machine used to be someone’s job.