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.

Weekly Roundup: From Lost Jobs to Fewer Tips

Posts Roundup Sunday 10.11.15 Why we stick with a brand…more Monday 10.12.15 The many meanings of the minimum wage…more Tuesday 10.13.15 How a drone port solves road problems…more Wednesday 10.14.15 Development surprises from a new Nobel winner…more Thursday 10.15.15 Finding disappearing jobs…more…

Tipping Decisions

Phasing in a no-tipping policy, Danny Meyer will eliminate tipping decisions, raise prices, change server pay and increase what the kitchen staff earns.

Weekly Roundup: From Data Spies to Ivory Trackers

Our economic news summary ranges from elasticity and a Berkeley soda tax to the minimum wage and the cost of living, to the power of the market and ivory.