Stubborn Skills Gap in America’s Work Force
By EDUARDO PORTER
Published: October 8, 2013
One of the few things that nearly everyone in Washington agrees on is that American workers are the best. More productive than any on earth,” President Obama has said of them. They “build better products than anybody else.
Republicans, somewhat less exuberant, are nonetheless sure that American workers “can surpass the competition” on any level playing field. Even the United States Chamber of Commerce — not always a worker’s best friend — asserts that, along with the nation’s entrepreneurs and companies, America’s workers “are the best in the world.”