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Analysis and Commentary

Worstall On Robots And Jobs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tim Worstall, referring to my article that I posted on yesterday, makes an important point I should have made.

How Many Jobs Does ObamaCare Kill?

by Casey B. Mulliganvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We surveyed managers at small businesses and put the count at 250,000.

Analysis and Commentary

Good News On Employment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight writes: Prime-age employment rate hits 78.7%, highest since September 2008.

In the News

Maybe We’ve Been Thinking About The Productivity Slump All Wrong

quoting John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, Kevin Warshvia The New York Times
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

American businesses are doing a terrible job at making their workers more productive.

Job creation
In the News

It’s Not Just Banks Anymore. Democrats Want To Break Up All Kinds Of Big Business

quoting Robert E. Hallvia Washington Post
Monday, July 24, 2017

It hangs over all forms of expansion in businesses,” said Robert Hall, a fellow at the Hoover Institution. “Hiring workers is subject to the same drag.”.


Brawn In An Age Of Brains

by Victor Davis Hansonvia City Journal
Friday, July 21, 2017

Those who would never stoop to paint their own houses gladly expend far more energy sweating at the gym. During the decline in physical-labor jobs over the last 50 years, an entire compensating industry has grown up around physical fitness. As modern work becomes less physical, requiring hours at a desk or some sort of immobile standing, the fitness center has replaced the drudgery of the field, the mine, and the forest as a means to exercise the body each day. 


Europe’s Struggle To Take Its Destiny Into Its Own Hands

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Continent that doesn’t spend on defense and thinks ‘peace’ is a form of power still needs America.

In the News

Just 22% Of Companies Address Child Labour In Supply Chain

quoting Michael Spencevia Global Trade Review
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Only 22% of companies are addressing child labour concerns in the supply chain, while only 23% are actively tackling climate change.

In the News

Learning Job Skills Is No Game

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Courier
Thursday, July 20, 2017

President Donald Trump wants to make apprenticeships more successful than on his TV series, “The Apprentice,” which Fox News determined “was better at choosing future reality show hosts and camera chasers than … finding people who can actually run companies.”

Analysis and Commentary

De-Identifying Race And Ethnicity Reduces Bias

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What we found is that de-identifying applications at the shortlisting stage of recruitment does not appear to assist in promoting diversity in hiring.


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