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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

Weak iPhone X demand isn"t just hurting Apple — it"s also causing problems for Samsung (AAPL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Fewer people are buying the $1,000 iPhone X than expected. Apple is thought to have decided to produce fewer iPhone X phones as a result. That has affected suppliers that make .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider12 hr. 51 min. ago

U.S. Retail Sales Declined 0.3% in January

Spending at U.S. retailers dropped in January, signaling a weak start to the year for consumers despite low unemployment and rising wages......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjFeb 14th, 2018

UK growth downgrade possible after run of weak figures

A day after the Bank of England hinted that it could raise interest rates, a run of economic figures on Friday suggest the British economy did not end 2017 as strongly as previously thought.     .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 9th, 2018

UK growth downgrade possible after run of weak figures

A day after the Bank of England hinted that interest rates in the U.K. could rise at a faster pace than financial markets had been expecting, a run of economic figures suggest the British economy did not end 2017 as strongly as previously thought......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 9th, 2018

Try A Simple Mind Game That Will Drive Home Just How Fast Technology Is Accelerating

We're not wired to think exponentially, and this trivial thought experiment will prove just how hard it is......»»

Category: topSource: incJan 31st, 2018

A weak market for football rights suggests a lower value for sport

Might Paul’s wages fall?FOR years the cost of rights to broadcast major sports in America and Europe has trended in one direction—up. This gravity-defying law shapes the economics of modern sport: as televis.....»»

Category: topSource: economistJan 18th, 2018

Despite some weak links, chain stores continue city expansion

The growth of chain retailers and restaurants in the city continues unabated, which may be a discouraging thought for anyone whose favorite deli has been replaced by a Dunkin' Donuts. The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 29th, 2017

Who Feels the Tax Sting

Now that the massive new tax bill has passed, I thought I'd do a little experiment with a spreadsheet to see how a hypothetical Silicon.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 21st, 2017

What $1,000 Invested In These Companies 10 Years Ago Would Be Worth Today

Here’s a fun thought experiment. Suppose you had $15,000 to invest evenly in fifteen differe.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkNov 20th, 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: businessinsiderOct 21st, 2017

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