Category Archives: Work

Who Has Time Anymore?

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Spread the loveby 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,Read the Rest »

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Pure Geoism

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Spread the loveSometimes it’s said that our “economic reform advocacy” lacks passion, doesn’t get down to real cases. Well, here’s one: here’s the story of “a bold, bare and enormous wrong” (as Henry George put it) perpetrated against someone whoRead the Rest »

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My Tainted Trousers

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Spread the loveby 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 2,500Read the Rest »

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Venture Labor

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Spread the loveby 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 fromRead the Rest »

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Boom Bust: Economic Cycles are Land Cycles

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Spread the loveThis 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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Intersecting Economies: Where the Action Is

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies I just got back from a rather quick work-oriented visit to New York City, with a bit of money left in my pocket. I’d been trying to control the hemorrhaging of cash that always happensRead the Rest »

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In Emergency, Break Glass

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Too much of the talk about today’s JOBS issue has been theoretical. Here’s a real-world proposal. We need to put people to work, NOW! What’s more, it would be nice, if these newly-created jobs didn’tRead the Rest »

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Time is Money (Or is it?)

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies I found myself on the highway today, weaving dangerously, once again, because I was attempting to eat a sandwich as I went. I started thinking about the old saw, “Time is money”. What do youRead the Rest »

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The Broken Window

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Spread the loveby Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, The Progress Report If someone throws a stone into a shop window, the owner needs to repair it. This puts people to work and increases total output. Since this creates jobs, wouldRead the Rest »

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The Bridge to Economic Nowhere

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Spread the loveby Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, The Progress Report November 2008 President-elect Obama’s plan for a massive national public works project will fail to revive the economy. Such works did not end the Great Depression, and they did notRead the Rest »

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