China’s New Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Brainwaves

It’s safe to say that our private information isn’t private anymore. New technologies are collecting data to be sold or shared between companies… in sometimes questionable ways. Y’all really think that Black Mirror isn’t gonna happen? Well, it’s not GOING to happen. It’s already happening. Let’s start in China, where employers are monitoring their employees’ […]

What the US gets wrong about minimum wage

This is an American sweatshop. They flourished in the early 1900s, when people were desperate for work. And since there were no regulations on what they had to pay, they paid workers next to nothing. So the US adopted something that had already worked in other countries: a minimum wage. This is a chart of […]

PS. Explain This: The Urban Employment Challenge

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the promise of greater economic opportunity has been the most potent driver of urbanization. But many cities today are failing to deliver on that promise. Globally, labor forces are growing fast. Sub-Saharan Africa’s workforce grows by about eight million people per year. South Asia’s grows by one million […]

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