Posts Tagged ‘wages’

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    Apples, Oranges, and Government Pay

    Aug 22, 10 • 99 Views • Government, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo 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...

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    Tall Stories: Height and Success

    Apr 2, 10 • 97 Views • Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo 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...