Monday, February 25, 2019
US regional economic disparities.
People, jobs and technology change faster than places. Some locations are left more attractive to new technologies, companies and workers; more languish. Citizens have responded by becoming more educated and moving to high-skilled, higher-paying talent hubs, but many are stranded without the means to join a modern workforce. This disaffected group is contributing to the rise in populist voting. Government programmes to integrate them into the changing workforce have been largely absent this century.