We Can Create Better Jobs — by Fixing the Bad Ones

More than 65 million Americans toil in insecure, low-paying jobs. Instead of hoping they will all find different, and better, jobs, we should upgrade the ones they already have.

Richard Florida
Jun 22, 2018 · 6 min read
Photo: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

When politicians and pundits talk about creating better jobs, they typically cite…

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Director ofCities, University of Toronto, @MartinProsperiT, Distinguished Fellow, NYU Schack, Founder, @MIAUrbanFuture, Founder & Editor at Large @CityLab.

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