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The Growth of Low Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market

From David Autor and David Dorn: We offer an integrated explanation and empirical analysis of the polarization of U.S. employment and wages between 1980 and 2005, and the concurrent growth of low skill service occupations. We attribute polarization to the … Continue reading

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Are House Republicans Actually Behaving Rationally?

Nate Silver has a fascinating post on this question. Here’s his answer: Individual members of Congress are responding fairly rationally to their incentives. Most members of the House now come from hyperpartisan districts where they face essentially no threat of losing their … Continue reading

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