Posts Tagged ‘labor’

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    Population Futures

    Feb 13, 12 • 602 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment 3 groups of countries, each with a different population pyramid. The first has a huge bulge at the bottom, the second is wider in the middle and the third is relatively broad at top. If this represents the world in 2025, what can we......  [read more]

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    Vacation Daze

    Sep 7, 10 • 738 Views • 5 Comments

    In a column about Netflix, author Daniel Pink described their vacation policy for salaried employees. They have none. All who are salaried can take off as many or as few days as they want. Their rationale? Because many people do a lot of work away from the......  [read more]

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    The Minimum Wage Debate

    Sep 4, 10 • 619 Views • 4 Comments

    Should we like a higher minimum wage? With the release of 9.6% as the August, 2010 unemployment number, I thought about the minimum wage debate. The teenage unemployment rate is 26.3%. In 2007, Congress increased a $5.15 minimum wage in three stages. On July......  [read more]

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    Apples, Oranges, and Government Pay

    Aug 22, 10 • 407 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that federal employees earn more than people working in the private sector, how should we respond? Let’s look at the facts. Assessing someone’s earnings involves salaries and benefits.  According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic......  [read more]

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    An Amazing Unemployment Visual

    Aug 6, 10 • 437 Views • No Comments

    Wow! Changing the color of individual counties from light to dark, month by month, this graphic actively displays how the U.S. moved from a 4.6% unemployment rate during January 2007 to 9.7% during May, 2010. In 30 seconds it tells more than pages of......  [read more]