Posts Tagged ‘wages’

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    Visiting the Labor Market

    Mar 9, 11 • 199 Views • No Comments

    We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist tells us more....  [read more]

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 214 Views • No Comments

    The cost of having a family has gone up and it has gone down. In its annual report on the average cost of raising a child in a middle income family, the Department of Agriculture said from 2008 to 2009, the amount has risen by 1%. A child born during 2009 is...  [read more]

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    Apples, Oranges, and Government Pay

    Aug 22, 10 • 235 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that federal employees earn more than people working in the private sector, how should we respond? Let’s look at the facts. Assessing someone’s earnings involves salaries and benefits.  According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic...  [read more]

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    Tall Stories: Height and Success

    Apr 2, 10 • 249 Views • No Comments

    A recent Daily Mail article about President Sarkozy’s height sensitivity reminded me of studies that relate height to success.   But first, some height stats: Nicholas Sarkozy (France): 5’5″ Barack Obama (U.S.): 6’2″ Angela...  [read more]