Labor

A factor of production, labor is necessary for producing goods and services. Econlife looks at labor related issues that include how jobs have changed, wages in the US and internationally and outsourcing and unions and the minimum wage.

  • Colorado recreational marijuana regulation

    Is Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Too High?

    Jan 2, 14 • 3115 Views • No Comments

    Colorado has a nasal ranger. Concerned with the increasing odor of marijuana in the streets now that its recreational purchase is legal, Colorado has made it possible to quantify the smell. Last year, between January and September, 11 of Denver’s 85......  [read more]

  • Saudi Arabian Working Women

    Gender Issues: Saudi Working Women

    Dec 30, 13 • 1175 Views • No Comments

    What a difference a job makes! In Saudi Arabia, although many women still need a man’s “yes,” for most major and minor decisions ranging from marrying to mall shopping, a recent decree from King Abdullah opened some professional doors. For......  [read more]

  • creative destruction entrepreneurs and innovation

    The Best Cities for an Entrepreneur

    Dec 29, 13 • 757 Views • No Comments

    Fascinating…from Entrepreneur: Next, you might want to return to an econlife post on the cities with the most patents. Sources and Resources: Here, you can read the original Entrepreneur article.  ......  [read more]

  • Everyday economics and Uber

    How High Can a Taxi Fare Go?

    Dec 28, 13 • 2294 Views • No Comments

    Tough to get in rain, ice or snow, NYC cabs never seem to be around when I need them. That is what makes Uber such a great story. First used in San Francisco, the idea behind Uber was to make more rides available when city licensing codes prohibited it. Since......  [read more]

  • Negative Externality Church Bells

    Church Bell Economics

    Dec 27, 13 • 1506 Views • No Comments

    Irritated that church bells had been awakening them before 7 a.m., in 1879 a group of New Yorkers complained to the city Board of Health. They said the chimes violated Section 177 of the Sanitary Code and  endangered their health. Fast forward to 2013. A......  [read more]