Employers say they can’t fill jobs, but wages are still pretty stagnant
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Even though employers say they can't find people available to work right now, there isn't evidence of a widespread labor shortage, according to one economist we spoke to. We'll explain. Plus, President Joe Biden's plan for a global minimum corporate tax is one step closer reality. And, a plan for changing college admissions that one professor argues would help even the playing field: a lottery system.
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Labor shortage? Wage data sends mixed signals.
Wages across the board would rise amid a widespread labor shortage, one economist says. But we're seeing pockets of wage growth.
130 countries back plan for global minimum tax on companies
Marketplace's Nova Safo reports.
Admission by lottery: A proposal to reimagine college acceptance
Harvard's Michael Sandel says a lottery conveys "what is true in any case: that luck matters as much as effort in admission."
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