Why There’s No Such Thing As A Skills Gap

Marina Gorbis | September 30, 2016


Paul Krugman has called our widespread belief in the existence of a severe “skills gap” a zombie idea—an idea that should have been killed by evidence but refuses to die. Hardly a day goes by when a candidate for a political office does not propose investments in training and re-training as a panacea for stagnating wages and growing income inequality.

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