Tag Archives: Labor laws

Why aren’t Wages Growing Faster?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: FRED Interest rates are far too low for this late in the recovery from the Great Recession. We know this because the Treasury Yield Curve has been falling that measures the difference between the 10-year and … Continue reading

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A Greater Lawlessness—Self Interest vs. The Common Interest

Popular Economics Weekly Are we at the beginning of an era of Greater Lawlessness, or nearing the end, with the greatest law breaking we may have seen in our lifetime? And are we at the beginning or end of the … Continue reading

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Minimum Wages vs. Maximum Profits?

Financial FAQs Corporate profits are at all-time highs, and workers compensation at all-time lows, as fast food workers continue to strike for higher minimum wages. Yet business interests still maintain maximum profits have to be a corporation’s primary consideration. In … Continue reading

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Labor’s Day Remembered

Popular Economics Weekly As we celebrate another Labor Day, a national holiday, how do we remember it? I would like to remember it as some other developed countries celebrate it. France, for instance, has enshrined the one-hour lunch, whereas a … Continue reading

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Let’s Bring Back American Jobs

Popular Economics Weekly It’s well-known that American job formation isn’t keeping up with economic growth, but not why. It’s mostly because corporations have been retaining more of their profits and sharing less with their employees, so that household incomes have … Continue reading

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Repubs Platform—Reverse Robin Hoodism

The Financial FAQs Reagan Budget Director David Stockman and even President Obama have called it the reverse the Robin Hood effect, or taking the meager wealth from the poorest to give to the wealthiest. Because the Tea Party has created … Continue reading

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