Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Captive Labor Markets and Migration

Latest post over at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: How declining geographic mobility in the United States is creating captive labor markets.

Subject Article: "Why aren’t Americans moving anymore? Here’s a new theory."

Other Links: 1. "Rethinking post-national citizenship: The relationship between state territory and international human rights law."
2. "Parochial Pittsburgh Meets Global Pittsburgh."
3. "Assessing the Impact of Location on Women's Labor Market Outcomes: A Methodological Exploration."
4. "Benefits of Bowling Alone."
5. "Mobility Paradox."

Postscript: The most geographically mobile do not need labor unions to take on management. Migration economically empowers individuals, people. Whereas tethering a person to a place is social injustice. Policies aimed at plugging the brain drain are wrong.

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