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.

  • The ROI From College

    College Matters

    Nov 23, 11 • 273 Views • No Comments

    Assume you are an 18 year-old high school graduate with $102,000 to use for a lifelong investment. These are your choices: triple-A rated bonds housing common stock Bachelor’s Degree (4 year college) Associate’s Degree gold long term treasuries...  [read more]

  • Female Longevity

    Nov 22, 11 • 231 Views • No Comments

    Reading that 90 year old women outnumber 90 year old men, I wondered about the policy implications. Women get more social security. No wonder Alan Simpson (gray “tigers” lady against simpson)...  [read more]

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    Stagnation or Education?

    Nov 19, 11 • 240 Views • No Comments

    Is the problem stagnation or education? For George Mason economist Tyler Cowen, it was all about his grandmother. Debating MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, Cowen reminded us that a long list of innovations including cars, antibiotics and refrigerators...  [read more]

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    Health Insurance Dilemmas

    Nov 18, 11 • 233 Views • No Comments

    Assume for a moment that you are slim, love broccoli and run 4 miles each day. Should your health insurance premium be lower than the amount paid by someone with an unhealthy lifestyle? Wal-Mart, PepsiCo and Safeway say, “Yes.” One Wal-Mart...  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court and the Health-Care Law

    Nov 16, 11 • 242 Views • No Comments

    How to understand what the Supreme Court will look at when they decide whether parts of the health-care act are constitutional? In an excellent interactive graphic, the Washington Post identifies the issues that Supreme Court will consider: Individual...  [read more]