"[W]e provide evidence that highlights the offshoring of the labor intensive component of the U.S. supply chain as a leading potential explanation of the decline in the U.S. labor share over the past 25 years."
"A careful study in 15 cities, controlling for a variety of contextual
factors, found that shifting from average to above-average Walk Score® ratings raised the housing values by $4,000 to $34,000, depending upon the metropolitan area”
“From 2006 to 2011, the average number of miles driven per resident fell in almost three-quarters of America’s largest urbanized areas..
“Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware costs — often referred to as "soft costs" — now comprise up to 64% of the total price of residential solar energy systems, reflecting how soft costs are becoming an increasingly larger fraction of the cost of installing solar.
“Google’s robotics effort is not something aimed at consumers. Instead, the company’s expected targets are in manufacturing — like electronics assembly, which is now largely manual — and competing with companies like Amazon in retailing..
“A paper by a centrist-Democratic think tank, which will be released Wednesday, finds that more than half of U.S. working-age families with children under age 18 earn $60,000 or less a year, and more than 75% earn $100,000 or less a year, putting a new frame on what the White House has described as a growing wage gap in the country.
"Giving details of its royalty payouts for the first time, Spotify announced that it makes an average “per stream” payment to rights holders of between $0.006 and $0.0084. For a song that has been streamed 1m times, rights holders would make $6,000 to $8,400. However artists only receive a portion of that figure, after record labels and music publishers have taken their cut.”