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The US has a jobs crisis. Here’s how to fix it — Simon Johnson

From The Guardian To reduce the persistently high unemployment rate in the United States, Congress should move to relax some of our current constraints on immigration. This is a controversial idea because many people are under the impression that allowing in more immigrants would push up unemployment. But that would only be the case if the number of jobs in the US were an unchanging constant. In fact, some categories of immigrants tend to create jobs, so letting them in would directly increase employment opportunities for people already in the United States. Around half of all technology companies in Silicon Valley are founded by people born outside the US and about a quarter of all US inventors are immigrants. We know there is a long line of people wanting to get H-1B visas, for which you need a university degree and “specialty” skills – and there are many US companies wanting to hire such people. … Read More »The post The US has a jobs crisis. Here’s how to fix it — Simon Johnson appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Ready to win: What police, companies and the rest of us can learn from the Patriots — Steven Spear

From The Conversation More than a week after becoming football legend, the Super Bowl’s last-minute interception continues to prompt second guessing: did Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll make a bad call when he ordered Russell Wilson throw the ball? Did the quarterback pass poorly? Or are we focusing on the wrong things altogether? First, let’s look at the now (in)famous play. Running the ball, like many Monday-morning quarterbacks have advocated, would have resulted in a massive pileup at the line, and the receiver Wilson spotted in the end zone didn’t appear well covered. That is until Patriots defender Malcolm Butler emerged as if out of nowhere for the game-saving and Super Bowl-winning interception. Butler didn’t just get lucky. From a position nearly 20 yards from where he caught the ball, Butler got to the right spot, in about two seconds, at precisely the right moment. It was as if he knew … Read More »The post Ready to win: What police, companies and the rest of us can learn from the Patriots — Steven Spear appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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