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  • Re: The Myth That Is Falling Real Wages

    'Commies and other wacko leftists often like to claim that real wages are falling in the United States, and that this fall is due to "free markets."' How I love a polemic argument! So, the BLS data that Dr. Perry has plotted I believe to come from the following report, and other similar...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by TheQuaklic on Thu, Dec 29 2011
  • Re: How much is a teacher worth?

    Hey folks: As a teacher in a public high school, I have an interest in justifying my salary. I tend to think it is higher than a free market would allow, but I wonder if the very low private school teacher salary is a realistic indicator of a free market situation, or if the real going rate would would...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by William Green on Fri, Aug 19 2011
  • Wal-Mart causes lower wages, increases unemployment

    http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/retail/walmart_downward_push07.pdf Empirical evidence suggests that employees at Wal-Mart earn lower average wages and receive less generous benefits than workers employed by many other large retailers. But controversy has persisted on the question of Wal-Mart’s...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by geniusiknowit on Wed, Jun 15 2011
  • Why Hoover's High Wage Policy had effect?

    When trying to understand the causes of the Great Depression, the most important thing to understand, in my opinion, would be the high unemployment at the time. So, the best explanation I saw, coherent to economic theory, is that at the time, Hoover had stablished a "High Wage Policy", that...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Gabriel Godinho on Thu, Feb 10 2011
  • Productivity and wages?

    I came across a couple of articles in the New York Times and other sources that showed a disconection between raises in productivity and wages. e.g.: In THIS article they argue that wages and productivity correlation are based on union's pressure and has nothing to do with markets. Austrian theory...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by budmad on Sun, Mar 14 2010
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