NX – What you should be reading

Economics again, and always. One of the key challenges in the public speaking events is finding an analytical framework on which to build our arguments. This article is from an unabashedly progressive point of view, but it does provide the type of analytical framework upon which extemp speeches on the American economy can be built. There are excellent points on historical background as well. A long but worthwhile read.

How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy

A different sort of framework, but also of immediate and personal importance to those of you that we adults will be dumping into the real world in the not-too-distant future. This is the reality we’re leaving to you.

We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

Compare and contrast again: To what extent does the first article explain the reality/problems the second article describes?

Update: What do these articles have to do with the first one in this post?

Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King

Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China

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