Why Job Switchers Love Labor Markets

For happier news, we could look at how labor markets favor job switchers rather than the inflation headlines.

Why Women Want Pay Equity (More Than Equal Pay)

Different from equal pay mandates, New Zealand’s pay equity initiative takes us to the true foundations of the gender pay gap.

Why Labor Unions Are Worried About Free Riders

With union membership declining, organized labor is worried about a Supreme Court decision on who has to pay an agency/fair share fee.

What Uber Says About the Gender Pay Gap

Uber is gender blind. Callers do not select a male or female driver nor do they even know which gender could pick them up. Similarly, driver pay is based on an algorithm, not your gender. It relates to a base…

Less Recognized Reasons For the Gender Pay Gap

By focusing on social norms that determine the division of labor at home and traditional workplace incentives, we can narrow the gender pay gap.

The Problem With the 35-Hour Week

No longer just a local issue, extending the 35-hour workweek in France relates to worldwide competitiveness for the Daimler Smart care factory.

Weekly Roundup: From Venezuela’s French Fries to the Army’s Pizza

Posts Roundup Sunday 11.01.15 How to be inches away from getting hired…more Monday 11.02.15 Why one-child could be here to stay…more Tuesday 11.03.15 The army food we eat at home…more Wednesday 11.04.15 What a pizza can teach us…more Thursday 11.05.15 The tough part of deciding who…

Why Your Height Matters

Similar to gender and race discrimination, height discrimination can impact political success, how much we earn, and whether we are hired.

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Shopping to Fast Shipping

Our everyday economics include consumption expenditures, Pigovian taxes, variable pricing,economies of scale, unskilled labor, national income and the money supply.

Should Your Boss Require Vacations?

OECD countries mandate that wages and salaries be paid for vacations and sick while, in the U.S., firms decide their own policies.