Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

  • 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 • 315 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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    A Nutty Demand and Supply Story

    Dec 26, 13 • 1747 Views • No Comments

    Our almond story starts on the demand side in China with a name change. Just like apricot kernals, California almonds had been called xing ren until the apricot kernel growers accused the Americans of “deceiving consumers.” Trying to minimize a......  [read more]

  • Unintended Consequences of Daylight Saving Time

    Why Should You Care About Time Zones?

    Oct 26, 13 • 640 Views • No Comments

    At 5:30 am in San Francisco, the sun is not up and neither are most people. But, coordinating with NY time, work in the financial district has begun. Offices are active as are local coffee shops. Out of sync with East and West Coast bankers, the rest of......  [read more]

  • Displaying different strategies, McDonald's and Starbucks call a 16 ounce cup different names.

    Caffeine Highs and Lows

    Nov 18, 12 • 941 Views • No Comments

    Among the biggest coffee drinkers in the world, euro-zone consumers are cutting back. As one Milan café owner explained, “Since the beginning of the year most of our regulars cut their coffees from around four to two a day. Sometimes, instead of......  [read more]

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    Understanding Germany

    Jun 28, 12 • 291 Views • No Comments

    Are Germans thinking, “We did it and now it’s your turn?” Ten years ago, Germany’s unemployment rate averaged more than 9% and economic growth was close to zero. Jobless workers, depending on their family status, were receiving 60-67%......  [read more]