Being "in the labor force," in the economics jargon, refers either to having a job or being unemployed and looking for work.
One of China's signature economic and foreign policy initiatives in the last few years has been the Belt and Road Initiative.
At least to me, it's not immediately obvious how a recession might affect energy efficiency--which can be defined as the amount of energy needed to produce a given amount of output.
According to JP Morgan, equity markets have not been this expensive so early into an economic recovery phase in the last twenty years.
It seems to me that the tone of the discussion surrounding the pandemic-induced shift telecommuting has been changing.
Jason Furman and Lawrence Summers are prominent Democratic-leaning academic economists, but not among those whose names have been put forward for prominent economic policy positions in a Biden administration--which leaves them free to be a little iconoclastic.
We know from historical experience that it's common to hear prophesies about how new automation technologies will wipe out jobs.