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A Thought Experiment On Why Wages Are So Weak

By Steven Englander, head of research and strategy at Rafiki Capital Management I propose.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 12th, 2017

Why Wages Are So Weak - A Thought Experiment

Authored by Steven Englander via Rafiki Capital Management, A thought experiment on why wages are so weak I propose a microeconomic rationale for why macro wage performance is so weak, despite tight labor markets. The idea is that we are getting paid .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 10th, 2017

A Yale psychologist"s simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Thomson Reuters Social scientists say conservative political views can be fueled by fear. A new study suggests that making people feel safe from harm can change their&.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider17 hr. 48 min. ago

Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer banned tipping at his restaurants — but employees say it has led to lower pay and high turnover

Scott Roth/Invision/AP In 2015, Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer decided to eliminate tipping at his restaurants. He hoped that the policy would give employees higher and more stable wages. The experiment has reportedly de.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 20th, 2017

London Markets: FTSE 100 ends higher as weak wages keep pound under pressure

A continued pullback in the pound helps push U.K. stocks higher Wednesday, as lackluster figures on British wages may help shape the Bank of England’s thinking on an interest-rate hike......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2017

London Markets: FTSE 100 rises as weak wages keep pound under pressure

A continued pullback in the pound helped push U.K. stocks higher Wednesday, as lackluster figures on British wages may help shape the Bank of England’s thinking on an interest-rate hike......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2017

A seemingly benign viral game about paperclips reveals why AI could be a huge danger to humanity

David/FlickrA game about making paperclips has gone viral, and it's a sly nod to a famous thought experiment about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence. The game, as.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 11th, 2017

HBR: How artificial intelligence could change Amazon: A thought experiment

At some point, AI prediction accuracy could cross a threshold such that it becomes more profitable for Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 4th, 2017

Visualizing The Massive Impact Of EVs On Commodities

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric? It’s obviously a thought experiment, since right now EVs have close to just 1% market share worldwide. We’re still years awa.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 25th, 2017

Amazon Set To Build A Second HQ And Cities Say "Pick Me!"

The announcement set off a hot municipal contest — and one big thought experiment. Mayors across North America said their cities would be the perfect home for 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment......»»

Category: topSource: nprSep 7th, 2017

Yen Gains Despite Weak Wages Data, Russia Probe Eyed

Yen Gains Despite Weak Wages Data, Russia Probe Eyed.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaAug 4th, 2017

Compare Your Country’s Tax Rate

Wait, I thought the USA had the highest tax rate in the world? (lol)   Taxing Wages 2017 Source: OECD   The post Compare Your Country’s Tax Rate appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureJul 20th, 2017

Kansas"s conservative experiment may have gone worse than people thought

Kansas"s conservative experiment may have gone worse than people thought.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 15th, 2017

US Productivity Unchanged in Q1

U.S. worker productivity was not as weak as initially thought in the first quarter, but the persistently soft trend is an obstacle to faster economic growth. The Labor Department said on Monday non farm productivity, which measures hourly output per worke.....»»

Category: topSource: marketpulseJun 5th, 2017

U.S. first-quarter productivity unchanged; labor costs revised down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. worker productivity was not as weak as initially thought in the first quarter, but the persistently soft trend is an obstacle to faster economic growth......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 5th, 2017

An Emotion-Driven Walk Down Wall Street — A Thought Experiment

Valuation-Informed Indexing #3.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 30th, 2017

US growth in Q1 revised up to 1.2 pct. but still weak

The U.S. economy started 2017 out with a whimper, but it wasn't quite as weak as first thought......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 26th, 2017

U.S. growth in first quarter was higher than initially thought, but still weak

The U.S. economy started 2017 with a whimper, b.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMay 26th, 2017

PODCAST: Weak wages, taxing the banks, and the Trump market slump

A bit of volat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 21st, 2017

Japan’s Economy Is Growing, but Don’t Call It a Hot Streak

A fifth consecutive quarter of growth amounts to the longest run of expansion in more than a decade. But weak inflation and stagnant wages suggest it won’t last......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 18th, 2017

Buffett"s fledgling biBERK pursues online insurance "experiment"

It has been decades since anyone thought of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, or even its insurance operations, as "very, very small.".....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 9th, 2017