Thousands of younger demonstrators erupted with joy while a rival older crowd angrily clashed with riot police on Friday — epitomizing the generational splits over the country's sweeping political scandal.
They are irritated, however. “It was annoying to wake up in the morning and see that before he went to take his morning piss, he already had written a Twitter against Mexico,” says one state secretary of economic development and labor. “What’s the fixation?”
But for those who want to see less immigration, making it harder for employers to hire undocumented immigrants is one place to start. In Houston, restaurant advocates say immigrants do the work that native-born workers will not.
With thousands of refugees seeking safety in Europe and thousands of economic migrants looking for new opportunities from Germany to the United States, is it time to tear down those borders and recognize what a changing world has done to labor markets.
The Indian government took 500 and 1,000 rupee notes out of circulation to crack down on tax evasion and corruption. But the people feeling it most are at the bottom of the economic ladder — women without bank accounts.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major free trade deal, has turned into a hot and divisive political battle. But no matter what the critics say, most economics believe the treaty will be good for most Americans, even poor ones.
President Barack Obama is strongly pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would create the largest free trade zone in the world. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are falling over each other to distance themselves from the agreement. American farmers don't get that.
At the Democratic National Convention, many in the crowd have chanted "No TPP!" That's no to the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trading bloc that President Barack Obama supports, but Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton all oppose, at least on some level.
The future of work in America is likely to be more flexible, possibly more precarious, for many people, as the gig economy expands. Why is this happening, how can more people thrive in this transition, and what does it mean for America's place in the world in this century? Economic historian Louis Hyman of Cornell University, author of "Debtor Nation" and "Borrow: The American Way of Debt," weighs in.