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Brent Orrell

Brent Orrell is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he researches workforce development and criminal justice issues.


Articles by Brent Orrell (page 1)

December 24, 2021 5:30 am

The Law of the Gift

What Christmas and the Holy Family tell us about God and ourselves.
Brent Orrell
December 17, 2021 5:30 am

Climate, Complexity, and a Really Big Gun

In Termination Shock, Neal Stephenson speculates on just how complicated stopping global warming may turn out to be.
Brent Orrell
December 15, 2021 5:26 am

Where’s the beef?

After years of dodgy treatment, meatpackers are looking for payback - and getting it.
Brent Orrell
November 24, 2021 5:30 am

Succession and the Family Spirit of Thanksgiving

Cranberries yes, competition no.
Brent Orrell
October 26, 2021 5:30 am

Will Higher Inflation Lead to a Spike in Crime?

It may be a more reliable indicator than unemployment or general economic hardship.
Brent Orrell
October 14, 2021 5:30 am

How COVID-19 Doubles Down on Poor Kids

For children who lost caregivers, the long-term costs will be high.
Brent Orrell
August 12, 2021 5:30 am

Hispanics and the COVID Recession

Hard-hit and hard-working.
Brent Orrell
August 10, 2021 5:30 am

The Rise of ‘So-So Automation’

It’s not good enough to eliminate low-skilled jobs, but it puts new pressures on the labor market.
Brent Orrell
June 21, 2021 5:30 am

There Are No Simple Answers for Our Labor Market Problems

Little precedent for—and lots of confusion about—the employment situation.
Brent Orrell
May 27, 2021 5:30 am

The Labor Market Needs the ‘Soft’ Skills Older Workers Have

You’re getting older. But you’re also getting better.
Brent Orrell