The US economy is likely to show negative growth of its gross domestic product for the first two quarters of 2022.
Shopify recently announced a 10% layoff of its workforce. Facebook, Google and Microsoft recently went with a hiring freeze. Several other companies have cut jobs.
In 2021, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released a report, Out of Reach: the High Cost of Housing, where they stated that “a full-time worker needs to earn an hourly wage of $24.90 on average to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental home in the U.S. The Housing Wage for a two-bedroom home is $17.65 higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and $6.12 higher than the national average hourly wage of $18.78 earned by renters. In 10 states and the District of Columbia, the two-bedroom Housing Wage is more than $25.00 per hour.”
The global movement toward carbon pricing is partial and halting, but real.
Global population is now 7.96 billion.
As the population ages, it seems plausible that more people will rely on long-term care.
A few months ago, I ran across a comment from a K-12 educator talking about students who had fallen behind during the pandemic.