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StanLeakup
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JNo14
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What is the biggest issue facing the U.S. Labor Market today?

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Started: 12/7/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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StanLeakup

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What is the biggest issue facing the U.S. Labor Market today? Is it the recent influx of immigrants on the native population?
JNo14

Pro

This isn't really a debate topic, but I'm going to go ahead and state some opinions here.

The majority of problems facing the U.S. labor market today are mainly behavioral transitions.

With the current minimum wage being so largely contested by movements such as the "fight for 15", it is becoming more common for people to take low-paying jobs. Many of these people would work one of these jobs expecting enough income to be able to support a family.

I would contest that minimum-wage jobs are not meant to provide enough to support a family. This is where higher education comes into play. Attending university and receiving a degree leads to getting hired at higher-paying jobs and earning a higher income based on what skills you provide to your employer. The free market was designed to reward those who study or train in a certain area to develop skills that are needed for the benefit of the economy. With the demand of a higher minimum wage, the incentive to develop such skills or study in such an area decreases. The gap between the %1 and the lower and middle classes increases significantly once lower-paying jobs provide sufficient income for the support of more than one person.

College enrollment has decreased significantly after its peak in 2010.
Source: http://money.cnn.com...
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Posted by Kescarte_DeJudica 1 year ago
Kescarte_DeJudica
Here's the link to the forum discussion:

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Posted by Kescarte_DeJudica 1 year ago
Kescarte_DeJudica
I agree. I'll start it.
Posted by Bennett91 1 year ago
Bennett91
This topic would probably be a a better forum tread instead of a debate.
Posted by Kescarte_DeJudica 1 year ago
Kescarte_DeJudica
I'd say it's that people keep treating it as something special and set apart from other markets, rather than as a straight commodity like corn or oil.
Posted by binkshimself 1 year ago
binkshimself
What are you supposed to be debating exactly? This might be a great idea for a conversation, but not necessarily a debate. You would have to take up a particular cause and debate in the affirmative or the negative.
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
Probably the the advancement of technology. Within the next ten years, technology will be responsible for knocking out a ridiculous number of human jobs.
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