The Labor Shortage Myth

Lately, we’ve been absolutely inundated by the term “labor shortage”. There’s been warnings of jobs going unfilled in various service sectors, and the reporting on these stories have been circulated everywhere. Trucking is a good example of one being brought up now.

Industries and their lobbying groups, ALWAYS say they have a “labor shortage”. If you Google “Trucking Labor Shortage” and a specific year, there’s a 1 in 3 chance of finding similar “labor shortage: articles. The implication of a shortage are clear-Americans are lazy and entitled(A familiar and recycled trope). These industries make an…

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