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Amazon Opens Warehouses To Tours

I thought you brought the map From CNN Money: Amazon opens warehouses to tours Of Amazon’s 37 U.S. fulfillment centers, six will begin offering public tours this month. I’ll bet the technology and organization would be fascinating, but one look … Continue reading

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Examining NCAA Labor Cartel Propaganda

Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware and NCAA propagandist (More on the NCAA labor cartel here) Recently the National Labor Relations Board (be sure to download their smartphone app – if you can think of a reason why … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Weighs In On The NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel

More on the NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel here. Part 1: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   Part 2: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show … Continue reading

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How To Win An $18,000 Bonus For “Exceptional Athletic Achievements” Without Suiting Up

In my next event, I’ll be putting my coach in a headlock until he gives me rent money (See previous posts about the financial exploitation of college athletes here, here, and here.) Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the NCAA … Continue reading

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Underpaying A Kansas College Basketball Player By $50,000 Per Month

From The Atlantic: If We Paid NCAA Basketball Players What They’re Really Worth, This Is What They’d Earn (Previous posts on the NCAA labor monopsony here and here.) Professor David Berri, who appears to specialize in these sorts of analyses, quantifies the … Continue reading

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Does Raising the Minimum Wage Help or Hurt?

Hoping to make the cut when the wage goes up (Spencer Platt/Getty Images, from the NYT) From the NYT: Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Mixed Effects, C.B.O. Report Says The idea of raising the minimum wage is deeply polarizing in American … Continue reading

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When, Exactly, Is a Driver Considered To Be “Working for Uber”?

 Navigating through a haze of liability issues (photo from The Daily Beast) From The Daily Beast: Uber and Its Enemies Americans seem to have trouble with entrepreneurial working arrangements that don’t fall neatly into the narrow category of a traditional employer/employee relationship. … Continue reading

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The NCAA Employment Cartel for College Football Players

Reddit’s famous “Scumbag Steve” meme, as applied to the NCAA (Follow up to this post) From Slate:  But Nobody Even Makes Any Money on College Sports Everyone involved will have their compensation set at market rates except for the players … Continue reading

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The Economics of Thai Bar Girls

A paradise for small entrepreneurs In the few short days of my vacation, I’d become a regular at a pub near the Nana SkyTrain Station in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit neighborhood.  I liked sitting outside, drinking sparkling water, watching the world go by and … Continue reading

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Markets That Won’t Clear: Walmarts In Urban Areas

From The Atlantic Cities: Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?  Walmart’s proposed location in Washington D.C.’s 4th Ward Here we go again with the silliness when local planning commissions try to extort concessions from job-creators.  This … Continue reading

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