Research: Remote Work on the Rise

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There’s no doubt that COVID has impacted how many people live, socialize, and make decisions. Even as the nation does away with masks, resumes traveling, etc., there are still some lingering changes from the pandemic that will likely maintain. 

One of these changes just so happens to be remote work in the United States. For the past several years, telework has already risen in frequency; however, with the 2020 push for social distancing, even more Americans with the ability to work remotely began doing so. 

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Now, Breitbart News says that a new study into remote work will have serious implications for not just all Americans, but also cities managed by Democrats. 

The Latest Study on Remote Work in America

Very recently, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ran a study on remote work in the United States.

The subsequent findings are quite interesting, as well. According to NBER, 1/5 of complete workdays will be given to workers from home even after COVID is over; although, prior to the pandemic, only 5% of complete workdays were given to workers from home.

As a result of remote work’s rise, spending in large cities is expected to decline by at least 5% to 10%; this just so happens to impact major, Democrat-run cities like San Francisco and New York City. The high costs attached to these cities only compounds to more and more people distancing themselves, amid teleworking opportunities. 

NBER’s study also showed that many Americans have positive attitudes towards remote work, even after COVID. The stigma associated with not going to a specific worksite each day is expected to keep declining; furthermore, working from home is expected to receive new investments to make the process smoother. 

The Need to Adapt

Large, liberal cities will undoubtedly have to adapt to the changing times or simply be left behind. The reality is that people have been fleeing leftist areas, not just due to remote work opportunities, but also crime, high taxes, homelessness, etc.

Remote work only serves to speed along an already-underway process. If these cities want to remain competitive, they will need to make folks want to visit and spend money. Democrat-run cities can take several steps to make this happen.

Funding, rather than defunding law enforcement is a great starting point. Cutting back on taxes and homelessness are also awesome means of drawing in more people. In California, for example, people are fleeing major Democrat-controlled cities due to mismanagement and failed policies. 

What do you think about this latest study surrounding remote work in the United States? Do you believe that Democrat-run big cities will adapt to the changes stemming from remote work? Let us know in the comments section right below.