Category: Work

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The price of taxis

Felix Salmon has an interesting post on the price of taxicab medallions in New York City: a perfect illustration of the increasingly lopsided distribution of rewards between the owners of capital and the owners of labor in American capitalism. The … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The value of education

My colleague David Leonhardt at Economix analyzes new government data on pay trends for 2010. It was a pretty bad year for everybody. But the statistics underscore that an education remains as valuable as ever: the pay gap between college … Continue reading

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Friday, January 14th, 2011

Should you work for free?

Remember when Google asked illustrators to design some cool new art for its browser, Chrome, for free? Some artists were swayed by the argument that exposure on Google amounted to valuable advertising for their work. But many were incensed that … Continue reading

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Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Price of Having Kids

Despite the enormous strides taken toward gender equality in the last century, having children can still be very expensive for moms. I’m not talking about the cost of raising and educating a kid. The biggest cost is that experienced in … Continue reading

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