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.

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    Encouraging Innovation

    Jan 29, 12 • 491 Views • No Comments

    “Steve had this firm belief that the right kind of building can do great things for a culture.” The Steve is Steve Jobs and the building is Pixar’s headquarters. (The quote came from Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs) The usual Hollywood...  [read more]

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    A Fair Shot?

    Jan 28, 12 • 254 Views • No Comments

    In its breakdown of this week’s State of the Union, the Washington Post looked at time, topics and the Congress. Time: The President devoted almost half of his speech to the economy, and more than half if you include the deficit. The Congress:...  [read more]

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    Clandestine Competition in China

    Jan 24, 12 • 304 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. If you asked an American government official if you owned the teeth in your mouth, you would probably get some very strange looks. But, imagine hearing “no” as the answer to your question. The year would be 1978, and...  [read more]

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    Steve Jobs and Manufacturing Jobs

    Jan 23, 12 • 298 Views • No Comments

    A friend recently said to me, “The U.S. just doesn’t make anything anymore.” But we do. It’s just harder to see it. To observe contemporary U.S. manufacturing, you could go to Greenville, South Carolina. At an auto parts factory making...  [read more]

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    Identity Checks

    Jan 19, 12 • 330 Views • No Comments

    Opening a savings account? You need to confirm your identity. Enrolling for Social Security or Medicare? They check your credentials. But what if you cannot prove who you are? Signing up for India’s Unique Identity (UID) program has enabled many...  [read more]