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Today’s News & Commentary — July 27, 2017

Published July 27th, 2017 -

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech giants, said yesterday that it would build its first major American factory in Wisconsin.  For building the factory, which would produce flat-panel display screens for televisions and other c... More »

UBI and Labor: How Does Major Change Happen?

Published July 10th, 2017 -

I appreciate Andy Stern’s response to my recent post on labor law reform and UBI. I think we agree on almost everything, but disagree in a couple important respects. Let me first trace the large zone of agreement. I think we’re both committed to an egalitarian... More »

Today’s News and Commentary—June 28, 2017

Published June 28th, 2017 -

President Trump announced one choice for the National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel. Emmanuel is a partner at Littler Mendelson and has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from various industries. President Trump has one other p... More »

Seattle and the Economics of Minimum Wage

Published June 26th, 2017 -

As FiveThirtyEight reports today, in a story titled Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike May Have Gone Too Far, a team of researchers at the University of Washington is out with a new economic analysis of the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance. Here’s the abstr... More »

The Current State of Overtime

Published March 10th, 2017 -

The New Rule In May 2016, the Department of Labor, under the direction of President Obama, issued a final rule updating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Department raised the minimum annual salary for employees exempt from overtime... More »

Whole Foods: FunJobs at $11/hour

Published June 4th, 2016 -

Whole Foods is advertising job openings in the Boston suburbs starting at $11/hour – a mere $4/hour less than the Fight for Fifteen demand. Is this what conscious capitalism means? More »