After a three-day weekend, #HausRules was ON POINT this morning with a LOT to talk about and a superlative guest. Listen to the show here:
HausGuest – Nicholas Eberstadt
Here’s Nicholas’ bio:
Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and a demographer by training, is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum. He researches and writes extensively on economic development, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles on North and South Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. His books range from The End of North Korea to The Poverty of the Poverty Rate (AEI Press, 2008).
He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1972. He then earned his A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College in 1976, and his M.Sc. in Social Planning for Developing Countries from the London School of Economics in 1978. He completed his M.P.A. at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University in 1995.
The primary topic of this segment was the labor force and the disaster currently facing the country due to such a huge percentage of the population that isn’t working. It was inspired by Nicholas’ latest book, Men Without Work – America’s Invisible Crisis:
Here’s the book’s summary:
America has changed. The work force has shifted, grown, and then plummeted. Some surveys say—and the Obama administration likes to cite—that the unemployment rate has gone down in recent years. However, the reality is that the American “unemployment rate” has become an increasingly inaccurate barometer for measuring the health of the American labor market and the well-being of the American public. The reality is that more people—but especially men in their prime—are out of work than ever before.
Nicholas also just had this article published in the Wall Street Journal on the topic:
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- The Presidential race is a-tightening:
- 13 poll-reading tips:
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