Economic Piety Is a Crisis for Workers

Government policy should emphasize production, not consumption

The Atlantic
Nov 27, 2018 · 12 min read
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By Oren Cass

American workers are in crisis. Wages have stagnated for decades, and millions have fled the labor force entirely — the 19 percent of prime-age males lacking full-time work in 2018 would have marked the worst year on record prior to the Great Recession…

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