A cottage industry of checking research papers sprung up in the last two decades, including Retraction Watch, the Center for Open Science, and Data Colada, a blog dedicated to unmasking research based on bad data. The number of retracted research papers has grown dramatically over time, to more than 10,000 retractions internationally in 2023, an annual record, according to the journal Nature, up from about 400 papers in 2010, when Retraction Watch began its work. This may be in part because the scrutiny has intensified, said Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch. Nature also blamed the rise of paper-writing mills. “What’s different this time is the levels at which this seems to be striking — Harvard and Stanford,” Dr. Oransky said. “These are cataclysmic events.”
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- January 16, 2024
Foreign-born employment in the US is back at the pre-pandemic trend, and native-born employment is still 6 million jobs below the pre-pandemic trend. In other words, the post-Covid normalization in the labor force participation rate has mainly been driven by immigration. At the same time, the number of retired individuals has remained on trend. The bottom line is that even taking into account that about 1 million died from Covid, there are still around 5 million native-born workers missing. These 5 million missing workers are the reason why the labor market is tight and why wage inflation is likely to remain elevated. Put differently, there is still plenty of room for job growth.