Posts Tagged ‘Netflix’

  • economic news summary and parental leave

    The Unintended Consequences of Parental Leave

    Aug 18, 15 • 772 Views • 4 Comments

    Although firms and countries have family friendly policies with generous paternity and maternity leave, the impact has harmed women's chances for promotion......  [read more]

  • Thomas Sargent and Cutting the deficit

    Have We Halved the Deficit?

    Jan 30, 14 • 848 Views • No Comments

    In the State-of-the-Union, President Obama said, “Our deficits–cut by more than half.” Looking at the federal deficit as a percent of GDP, we can say that the deficit is much lower than 4 years ago. BUT… The deficit was an unusually......  [read more]

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    Vacation Daze

    Sep 7, 10 • 872 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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    Netflix and Buggy Whips

    Aug 14, 10 • 727 Views • 1 Comment

    After reading this NY Times article about Netflix, you might begin to think about buggy whips. I know it sounds distant but here is the connection. Entrepreneurs make an existing product or process obsolete. Netflix and Blockbuster. Amazon and Barnes &......  [read more]