Santa’s Unfair Trade Practices

On Christmas Eve, Santa will visit approximately 160 million children. Traveling at nearly 6,214 miles an hour, he will cover 19.3 million square miles. Along the way, he has to stop, drop off each of his 20 tons of presents,…

Where to Find a Higher Minimum Wage

Traveling around the United States, you would see a minimum wage that varied from state to state and among different cities.

Taking Sides in the Minimum Wage Debate

As New York’s hourly minimum wage started heading toward $15 while Pennsylvania’s remained at $7.25, some of the results were surprising.

Six Facts: What We Don’t Know About Tipping

Just like tipping wages vary from state to state, so too do arguments from servers, kitchen staff, and restaurant owners for keeping or eliminating them.

Are Wages Really Growing?

Although wage growth may be accelerating, a look at the U.S. and also at Amazon’s recent announcement reflects the disparities.

How a Cherry Orchard is About More Than Fruit

Representing far more than the agricultural labor force, a cherry orchard in Washington state displays the complexities of changing labor markets.

The Ups and Downs of Tipping

Sometimes surprising and usually unpredictable, the reasons we tip make the tipping wage a controversial paycheck minimum.

Econlife Quiz: Do You Know Your U.S. Presidential Election Economics?

It’s always handy to sound like you know your economics. So, after taking the econlife U.S. Presidential Election Economics Quiz (below), based on the third and final debate, see if you need the following top ten list: Whatever the question,…

Weekly Roundup: From Income Inequality to Parental Leave

Our weekly roundup includes a look at parental leave plans and fuel conservation, an ethanol update and how corn markets can surprise us.

The Difference Between a Living Wage and a Minimum Wage

Comparing a living wage with the minimum wage, a group at MIT demonstrate how much more low income families need to earn to afford their necessities.