Krugman: “the zombie shambles on … we need to kill this zombie”
the belief that America suffers from a severe “skills gap” is one of those things that everyone important knows must be true, because everyone they know says it’s true. It’s a prime example of a zombie idea — an idea that should have been killed by evidence, but refuses to die. And it does a lot of harm. … the zombie shambles on … we need to kill this zombie, if we can, and stop making excuses for an economy that punishes workers.