Posts Tagged ‘outsourcing’

  • McDonald's Delivers in Many Developing Nations.

    (Mc)Wages Around the World

    May 21, 12 • 3086 Views • No Comments

    It can be tough to compare wages around the world. While lots of people could be called iPhone assemblers or auto workers or t-shirt makers, depending on the country, factory conditions, time off, the work day, all really differ. Not for McDonald’s. At...  [read more]

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    Bank Robbers and Structural Unemployment

    Apr 29, 12 • 251 Views • No Comments

    The number of bank robberies is plunging. Maybe it’s outsourcing…just like manufacturing? During 2011, the number of bank robberies declined to a 9-year trough of close to 5000. The reason, according to one analyst, is technology. As we spend more...  [read more]

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    Made in the USA?

    Aug 24, 11 • 277 Views • No Comments

    One friend recently said to me, “The problem is we don’t make anything anymore!” Disagreeing, a San Francisco Fed report says that 88.5% of consumer spending is for goods and services made here. In addition, businesses are buying US made...  [read more]

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    How Do You Disconnect the Internet?

    Feb 13, 11 • 248 Views • No Comments

    As a Vodafone New Zealand customer, events in Egypt directed affected you. With a Cairo based call center that had to be closed, Vodafone said that people needing assistance waited 7 or 8 minutes for service that was directed elsewhere. According to The New...  [read more]

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    Outsourcing and Immigration

    Nov 4, 10 • 228 Views • No Comments

    A recent economics paper provides a surprising solution to those who believe outsourcing is a problem. The story, as explained by George Mason economist Tyler Cowen, involves the connection between offshore jobs and immigration. Traditionally, economists say...  [read more]