Category Archives: Labor

These Kids Today

by Lindy Davies In the fiscal year that ended in June, 52,193 undocumented minors were caught crossing the United States’s Southern border. That is twice as many as the previous year. Many of these children were unaccompanied. The vast majorityRead the Rest »

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Who Has Time Anymore?

by Lindy Davies My wife makes some of her living monitoring online discussions. One of the ongoing conversations there is about how women’s contradictory conundrums have changed — how today’s overwhelmed-ness compares with yesterday’s ennui. Staying at home, one feelsRead the Rest »

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My Tainted Trousers

by Lindy Davies The main media buzz has — all too soon — drifted away from the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, in which over a thousand garment workers lost their lives, and another 2,500 were injured.Read the Rest »

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Venture Labor

by Lindy Davies One of the quaintest-seeming notions in Henry George’s Progress and Poverty is that “Production is the mother of wages.” George refuted the “wages-fund theory,” showing that, in the final analysis, our sustenance comes not from stored- upRead the Rest »

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Boom Bust: Economic Cycles are Land Cycles

This is an introductory slide show explanation of land’s role in the business cycle. Once started/open click arrows to see the slide show. Boom Bust on Prezi

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Creating Jobs through Shorter Hours

Cutting Unemployment Doesn’t Have to Cause Inflation Years ago, the Federal Reserve tried to help the US economy balance unemployment and inflation. Then it abandoned that policy, focusing only on keeping inflation low, no matter what the effect on employment.Read the Rest »

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The Right to Work — for What?

by Frank Chodorov [Reprinted from The Freeman, November 1937] “When the devil is sick the devil a saint would be.” We are reminded of the saw by the unco righteousness with which the “right to work” is now being proclaimedRead the Rest »

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Outsourcing

by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor  The Progress Report A company out sources when it contracts with other firms to provide a product rather than producing it internally. The source of the service is outside the company. Nowadays much ofRead the Rest »

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Make Labor Day Real: Untax Wages!

by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor  The Progress Report In the United States, the holiday honoring workers is Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday in September. This year, 2003, Labor Day is September 1. Elsewhere in the world,Read the Rest »

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