When you compare the state of the American republic today to where it was sixty years ago, one of the things that is clear is that economic security is more difficult to attain due to structural changes in the American economy.
First, At-will employment has largely replaced the prevalence of union jobs that could readily be attained. In the long run, this makes corporate America more profitable because it grants companies the autonomy to only hire workers that are the most economically productive to the company. This is a good trend for business owners. However, it is a much less friendlier trend for workers because the nature of at-will employment means that you can get fired for almost anything, unless you are a member of a specific class that is protected by certain federal laws for social policy reasons.
That lack of control can be scary—although you can control the … Read the rest of this article!