Tag: blue-collar workers

Older A worker with scanner in a factory maintaining stocks of finished products on the shelves in a storeroom.

For obvious reasons, people who do physically demanding work are prone to injuring themselves on the job and are more likely than office workers to apply for federal disability benefits. But is technology changing this relationship? We know technology has caused a decline in manual labor, and the blue-collar jobs that remain are also easier…

2021 art

2020 was a year like no other. But despite the pandemic, most baby boomers’ finances emerged unscathed. The stock market rebounded smartly from its March nosedive. And the economy has improved, though it remains on shaky ground. Our readers, having largely ridden out last spring’s disruptions, returned to a perennial issue of interest to them:…