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.

The Downside of a Minimum Wage Increase

While it is easy for us to see when the minimum wage goes up, the impact on low wage workers’ non-wage compensation is much less evident.

How to Make a NAFTA Burger

Deconstructing your hamburger and French fries, you would see how NAFTA benefits consumers with lower prices for each ingredient.

Why Happy Cows Make Farmers Sad

Combine thriving world markets and more productive cows and you get farmers who unintentionally create a milk glut when they increase supply.

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…

The Many Sides of the Minimum Wage Debate

The complexities of the minimum wage debate involve different incentives for employers and employees and different minimum wages in the U.S.

How Much Do You Care About Your Independent Book Store?

The price floor in France’s Anti-Amazon Law protects independent booksellers and their cultural contribution but diminishes efficiency and raises prices.