China Wants Workers to Stay in the Countryside
Beijing is doubling down on its plan to keep migrants out of big cities.
Migrant Workers Can’t Afford a Lockdown
As Qatar races to complete construction projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a small army of workers from South Asia are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
How Climate Change Has Supercharged the Left
Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.
Corbynism’s Bad Hangover
In the light of day, utopian fantasies about a failed leader are dissolving.
Jeremy Corbyn Is Caught in Labour’s Immigration Wars
Voters want to close borders. Activists want to open them.
Women With Headscarves Need Not Apply in Germany
Germans welcomed an unprecedented number of Middle Easterners into their country—but not always into their workplaces.
Tunisia’s Authoritarians Learn to Love Liberalism
Police unions are using their country’s newfound freedoms to protect themselves—and attack freedom fighters.
It’s Legal to Sell Sex in Amsterdam, But Don’t Expect the Same Rights As Other Workers.
The famously permissive Dutch city is cracking down on prostitution, relocating sex workers, and discriminating against those employed in the industry.
Immigrant Labor or Working Mothers?
Countries facing labor shortages tend to focus on one or the other—but it doesn’t have to be a choice.
Closing the Factory Doors
For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?
Facing the Future of Work
FP’s editor in chief introduces our July issue on how to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.
Then They Came for the Lawyers
Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.
Children Are Paying the Price for Afghanistan’s Endless War
As schools become targets, young Afghans are living and working on the streets — and the government isn’t doing much to protect them.
Emmanuel Macron Wants YOU for the French Army
Mandatory military conscription is the French equivalent of Donald Trump’s wall — a pet project that’s become a political albatross.
Trump Doesn’t Understand the Economics of Immigration
The United States is facing an aging population and a lack of skilled workers. The president's immigration policy is only going to make it worse.
Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates Say
A new report from Human Rights Watch and Uzbek activists alleges the continued use of forced and child labor in harvesting the Central Asian country’s cotton crop.