I think Andrew McAfee, a research scientist from MIT, got things so wrong with his recent post on the job market that he has me questioning his motivations.
McAfee asserts, citing fellow researchers, that since 2000, high-skilled jobs are disappearing.
But I look around me, and I see it isn't so. Here in Minneapolis it certainly isn't. Our real unemployment rate is close to zero, and companies are having a hard time finding everything from doctors to coders to truck drivers. Clients around the country tell me the same thing about their markets.
McAfee uses his assertion to suggest a big government program to fix the supposed problem. He, again, quotes a colleague: "The single most important step the U.S. government can take to reverse these discouraging trends is to mount a concerted, large-scale program directed at renewing our national infrastructure."