Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing the Minimum Wage

    Jul 30, 12 • 535 Views • No Comments

    Currently at $7.25, should the federal hourly minimum wage rise to $9.80? Proposed legislation from House Democrats would increase the minimum wage in three steps, 85 cents a year for 3 years. After that, the amount would move upward with inflation. Advocates......  [read more]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    A Made in the USA Mandate

    Jul 20, 12 • 564 Views • No Comments

    To introduce our first international trade discussion in class, I usually ask students to check where their clothing and shoes have been made. Finding labels that say “Made in China, Made in Thailand, Made in Peru…,” they first see how trade......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 1100 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a......  [read more]

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 546 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income......  [read more]

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    More Polarization

    Jul 6, 12 • 485 Views • No Comments

    On Apple’s website, they say that they are responsible for creating 514,000 jobs. Apple cites 304,000 jobs in transportation, manufacturing and engineering that directly and indirectly relate to Apple design, production and distribution. Beyond, they......  [read more]