America / Culture / Labor Force

Differences in Time Commitment Between Male and Female Workers, and Its Relation to the Gender Wage Gap

Introduction For many women’s rights organizations in America, the purported gender wage gap of “eighty-two cents for every dollar made by men,” among full-time year-round workers, is frequently pointed to as an instance of modern-day sexism. Advocates of gender equality continue to draw attention to the matter by popularizing “Equal Pay Day” each year and insisting that … Continue reading

Labor Force

The Continued Costs of COVID-19 and Lack of Flights

Today, we are living in a historical period of the first “services recession.” This recession started with the invisible enemy, or better known as the COVID-19 virus, which interrupted our daily lives. With this widespread impact and unexpected conditions on our economy, it is difficult to detect any similarities or patterns from past recessions. As … Continue reading

Economy / Labor Force

Help Wanted: 5G Tower Climbers

On January 22, 2020, I was fortunate to attend a senate hearing administered by United States Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Roger Wicker. Wicker’s agenda of the hearing pertained to the installation of the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless communication across the U.S. The installation of this new technology … Continue reading

Understanding Universal Basic Income
Economy / Labor Force / Social Insurance Programs / U.S. Domestic Policy

Understanding Universal Basic Income

Introduction In December 2018, Finland’s Social Insurance Institution, KELA, terminated their two-year Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment that aimed to “increase employment and simplify the Social Security system” citing insignificant changes in the employment rate of participants. Despite this outcome, prominent U.S. figures–such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg– and the California Democratic Party still … Continue reading

Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American
Economy / Immigration / Labor Force

Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American

Three months after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order enacting a trademark promise of his campaign: “Buy American, Hire American.” Among other things, the order directed his administration to review the current immigration system and determine policies for the United States to promote higher wages and employment for American workers. One the … Continue reading

The Inefficiencies of Employer-Sponsored Visa Caps
Immigration / Labor Force / Politics

The Inefficiencies of Employer-Sponsored Visa Caps

by Finn D. Reynolds On April 6th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it had reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2019, as well as the 20,000 cap for advanced degree petitioners. This comes just five days after USCIS started accepting H-1B petitions, and marks the sixth consecutive year that it reached the … Continue reading