Alana Semuels

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There was a time, half a century ago, when what was good for many American corporations tended to also be good for America. Companies invested in t...

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COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — Big companies such as Rexnord and Carrier are closing down plants in this Rust Belt state and moving their factories to Mexi...

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Norway, like many European states, has public offerings many Americans would consider political fantasy. There is lengthy paid maternity leave, fre...

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When he was on the campaign trail, Ben Carson spoke frequently about the inefficiency of government, and expressed skepticism about particular gove...

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Gabbert, 32, lives in this town in one of the poorest counties in Indiana, where she works the night shift — 10 p. m. to 6:30 a. m. — for an auto...

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Countries don’t only welcome immigrants because they are good inventors the best argument for allowing people to migrate from places of conflict or...

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In the end, it wasn’t Andy Puzder’s track record on labor that tanked his bid for the job of labor secretary. Liberals were always unhappy with the...

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This is, unfortunately, not a surprising account of North Carolina, or of the South more generally. The South of the 1950s was the land of fire hos...

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When Robots Take Bad Jobs

27th February 2017

“I want to see America and get paid for it,” he told me in December, in the cafeteria of Celadon Driving Academy, where he was completing a drivi...

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It’s no wonder, then, that the changes wrought by the disappearance of manufacturing jobs helped elevate the platform of Donald Trump, who won 67 p...

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But most workers aren’t in the coal or manufacturing industries, so another way to help the “forgotten” Americans may be to focus on improving the ...

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — John LaRue is having a tough time of it these days. He used to move things for people, advertising his services on C...

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Jackson isn’t alone. Data suggests that Charlotte is a for people trying to escape poverty. That’s especially startling because the city is a lea...

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SAN JOSE — On a recent weekday, an unlikely crew of gathered in a classroom in an office building, proving wrong a mantra often heard in ec...

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My trip brought me to the home of Amy Brown, who lives with her husband and two sons in a small home in Belmont, not far from Charlotte. Inside, ...

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When Congress returns next week, legislators will be under intense pressure to fund benefits and pension plans for coal miners that are otherwise...

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, I want to receive updates from partners and sponsors. Ever since the earliest days of government benefits, when social workers would inspect the ...

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Segregation in Paradise?

12th July 2016

I want to receive updates from partners and sponsors. At first it may have seemed surprising that one of the police shootings last week occurred...

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