Inflation is high. The GDP has shrunk. But the job market has never been better. The Washington Post's Damian Paletta helps make sense of the U.S. economy today.
A fire at a clothing factory nearly a century ago was the catalyst for many of the labor benefits enjoyed today.
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- David Von Drehle "Washington Post" journalist and author
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