Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It's Tuesday So That Must Mean We're Playing Two

Two for Tuesdays continue with two interesting articles from two very different sources.

The first is from the Washington Post is an interesting development as the most overworked are winning in today's economy: click here

For an economics student such as myself this is really a dilemma because it contradicts (or becomes a paradox...whichever way you want to look at it) all that we learn. As the article says:

"For years, economists have taught their students a simple maxim: As employers hunt for workers, they want to get the best talent at the lowest price. According to this theory, whether employees want to work long hours or short hours, employers have an incentive to accommodate them, because asking people to do something they don't want to do raises the price of labor -- workers demand more compensation."

There's an old proverb about helping a man get a job being the best charity you can give someone and the Marin Independent Journal has an interesting story about how some are doing that: click here

No comments:

Post a Comment

Stat Counter