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.

  • U.S. Jobs and China

    Sep 30, 11 • 252 Views • No Comments

    http://irps.ucsd.edu/assets/001/501361.pdf “The China Syndrome” The Economic Lesson  ...  [read more]

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    Who Are We?

    Sep 29, 11 • 279 Views • No Comments

    Environmental concerns? You might want to look at what the The American Community Survey for 2010 says about who drives alone to work (105 million) and how many of us take public transportation (7 million). If education is your focus, one table in the Survey...  [read more]

  • “Nutty” Regulations

    Sep 29, 11 • 306 Views • No Comments

    Asked if we wanted accurate labeling on food packages, most of us would say yes. Calorie counts in restaurants would come in handy. Should boilers be more environmentally friendly? Describing a walnut package labeling regulation that adversely affected one...  [read more]

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    Moneyball Economics

    Sep 27, 11 • 824 Views • No Comments

    A wonderful baseball movie, Moneyball is also about economics. The story focuses on the Oakland Athletics, a second-tier baseball team with a small budget. A speedy runner? A homerun hitter? The stars cost many millions that Oakland just did not have. Faced...  [read more]

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    A “Jersey Shore” Controversy

    Sep 24, 11 • 259 Views • No Comments

    Called the “Snooki subsidy,” the firm that produced MTV’s “Jersey Shore” just received a $420,000 tax credit from the NJ Economic Development Authority. The purpose? New Jersey hopes to encourage business investment. The problem?...  [read more]