Through the Learning Community’s Poverty Trends LCG, the Center for Community Futures has pulled together an avalanche of national statistics showing why tens of millions of people can no longer make a living. A few examples are: jobs lost to automation and offshoring, reducing pensions and benefits, wage stagnation, engaging in wage theft. Employers are shifting to workers who are part time, temps, or 1099 contractors instead of W-2 employees — and on and on.
Watch this webinar to engage in a deeper conversation about the structural trends that are resulting poverty today, including:
- Automation – progress is a two-edged sword.
- Globalization – goods are cheaper but American jobs are lost.
- Corporate culture and business practices – squeeze those employees, give the profits to the hedge funds and managers even if your employees are suffering. (All perfectly legal — well mostly legal except for wage theft and union busting.)
- The failure of government to deal with the above trends for the past 40 years.