How Great American Manufacturing Comeback Can Save Economy From Recession, Inequality

How Great American Manufacturing Comeback Can Save Economy From Recession, Inequality

Over the past 60 years, the type of work Americans do has undergone a dramatic shift. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, nearly a third of people worked in manufacturing — building the cars, airplanes, washing machines, and televisions that their neighbors used and that defined America. Nowadays, more than 80% of Americans work in

Here’s why it may be time for much-maligned home economics classes to make a comeback

Here’s why it may be time for much-maligned home economics classes to make a comeback

The oft-misunderstood field spans science and nutrition and promotes that cooking and cleaning is undervalued as a form of labor. Home economics has been a “back door for women to enter science” that turned into an “empire of jobs and influence,” Danielle Dreilinger writes in “The Secret History of Home Economics.” Home economists can be