Posts Tagged ‘social norm’

  • Everyday economics: U.S. law does not mandate that wages and salaries be paid for vacations and holidays.

    Should Your Boss Require Vacations?

    Aug 20, 14 • 228 Views • No Comments

    OECD countries mandate that wages and salaries be paid for vacations and sick while, in the U.S., firms decide their own policies....  [read more]

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    Changing Female Images

    Feb 24, 14 • 321 Views • No Comments

    Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” When econlife looked at women and the symphony orchestra several weeks ago, we first saw a world that, in 1970, was 95% male. Musical directors only saw men...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    Are You a Follower?

    Jul 2, 12 • 415 Views • No Comments

    This sign in Arizona’s Petrified Forest was having little impact: “Your heritage is being vandalized every day by theft losses of petrified wood of 14 tons a year, mostly a small piece at a time.” However, after some sign experimentation,...  [read more]

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 239 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was...  [read more]