Category Archives: Labor

Article Collection 10/01/13

Macroeconomics Jobless Recoveries Likely in U.S. Future, Much Like in Europe – A recent paper by Brookings, one of the top think tanks in the world, attempts to explain unemployment persistence, e.g. why is the unemployment rate in the U.S. not … Continue reading

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Article Collection 07/16/2013

Just like the last one, a collection of [what nerds like myself find is] interesting stuff. Macroeconomics Greece, Italy, and otherwise Southern Europe are falling apart; nothing surprising here if you know your economics. Calculated Risk does a 5 part … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality in the USA

A few important points: This is wealth, not income; income is a little more evenly distributed although is still interesting to look at.  We mentioned in class the idea that people with significant wealth don’t even have to work anymore, they can … Continue reading

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