Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage came as the retail industry faces a rising number of workers quitting their jobs. Better pay is one way retailers can keep the people they already have, rather than constantly hiring new ones.
Japan’s economy contracted over the summer, sending the country back into recession. The news comes at a time when countries across the globe are struggling to keep their economies from shrinking.
Economist Jonathan Gruber made the controversial comments at several different academic events. The White House says it disagrees with the remarks, and “they’re simply not true.”
Tirole has won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for the analysis of market power and regulation.
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Major news outlets are reporting that wage growth has outstripped inflation for the first time in years. But they’ve all made a mistake with their figures.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal on Jesus’ conversion to trade, not aid.
What job would Clark Kent actually take to help the world? Mindblowing comics by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal!
An American homegrown grass roots movement.
“Tax doesn’t have to be taxing.” OH YES IT BLOODY WELL DOES.
Dating is a barter economy — and neither men nor women have an advantage.
It’s become fashionable to use economics to talk about how the contemporary sexual climate hurts women. But nobody’s talking about how it helps them.
We might never get our flying cars but what about our replicators? And what happens to an economy when scarcity of goods is no longer an issue?
The game industry is hiring a new class of central bankers — but not in time to save Diablo III.
A new study says America’s teen birthrate may be influenced by something that has nothing to do with condoms or sex ed: poverty. Teenagers who feel like they have no shot at economic success may be having kids instead.
A blog and book devoted to conquering marriage/dating with charts and economics. Here are a few of those charts, providing data on everything from winning arguments to multiple orgasms.
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Using Playboy photos from 1960 to 2000, a new study maps age and physical measurements of Playmates to the socio-economic conditions of the times.
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The nation’s debt has grown so large that the national debt clock in Manhattan has to be replaced.
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