What We’re Reading Today (9/5)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

The New York Times

The Best Era for Working Women Was 20 Years Ago

Bryce Covert, September 2

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

Neil Irwin, September 3

 

The New York Times

Eager to Create Blue-Collar Jobs, a Small Business Struggles

Trip Gabriel, September 4

 

The New York Times

Under Trump, Job Market Has Improved More for Clinton Supporters

Jed Kolko, September 5

 

The New York Times

Trump Shifts Labor Policy Focus From Worker to Entrepreneur

Noam Scheiber, September 3

 

The Wall Street Journal

Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalypse

Greg Ip, September 5

 

Seventeen

Betsy DeVos Will Reportedly Announce Major Changes to Campus Rape Policies This Week

Corinne Redfern, September 5

 

The Washington Post

Painkillers can pose problems for new mothers

Consumer Reports, September 4

 

The Washington Post

Reddit co-founder is latest tech executive to take parental leave

Hayley Tsukayama, September 5

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

The New York Times

European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers

Sewell Chan, September 5

 

OPINION

Teen Vogue

Why the Fight for $15 Matters for the Millennial Generation, and for All Women

Neera Tanden, September 4

 

The New York Times

When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer

David Leonhardt, September 5

 

The New York Times

A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Worker

William E. Forbath and Brishen Rogers, September 4

 

The Washington Post

American workers will catch on to Trump’s con

E.J. Dionne Jr., September 3

 

The New York Times

Why We Should Put Women on Pedestals

Julia Baird, September 4

 

The Washington Post

Ivanka Trump has learned well from her father’s cons

Catherine Rampell, September 4


The Washington Post

The Democratic Party needs to become a workers’ party

Scott Courtney, September 4

 

The Washington Post

The quiet comeback of the middle class

Robert J. Samuelson, September 3

 

The Washington Post

It’s time to balance the power between workers and employers

Lawrence H. Summers, September 3