Thad Hellman

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Minimum Wage Economics

Don Boudreaux, at <i>Cafe Hayek</i>, discusses the various reasons why economists don’t find it persuasive to argue against the minimum wage by sarcastically …

Jobless Claims

Minimum-wage primer: How Minnesota fell behind Wisconsin and other Midwest states

One Cause of Inequality: More Rich Marrying One Another

By<p>Jeffrey Sparshott<p>Jeffrey Sparshott<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jeffsparshott<p>Jeffrey.Sparshott@wsj.com<p>Income inequality is a hot topic in Washington. President Barack Obama is expected to highlight inequality and economic mobility in his State of the Union address Tuesday.<p>One factor he likely …

Walmart CEO made 1,188 times the typical employee’s compensation

Apr 21, 2018<br>8:41 AM<p>This husband feels like his wife used him for his money.<p>Apr 20, 2018<br>7:52 PM<p>The recent hysteria for new cloud-software stocks seemed to ease a bit Friday with Pivotal Software Inc.’s initial public offering, but there are obvious questions about whether that is an issue with …

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Where Are the U.S.’s Millionaires?

The state making the fastest climb up the millionaire rankings doesn’t have a single Tiffany or Saks Fifth Avenue store. The closest BMW dealership is a six-hour drive from the capital.<p>Welcome to North Dakota, which jumped 14 spots in the annual rankings of millionaire households per capita …

U.S. Postal Service

Walmart CEO made 1,188 times the typical employee’s compensation

Apr 21, 2018<br>8:41 AM<p>This husband feels like his wife used him for his money.<p>Apr 20, 2018<br>7:52 PM<p>The recent hysteria for new cloud-software stocks seemed to ease a bit Friday with Pivotal Software Inc.’s initial public offering, but there are obvious questions about whether that is an issue with …

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Democrats Mobilizing Push on U.S. Wage Gap

The White House, Democrats, and their supporters are mobilizing behind a focus for 2014 and beyond on the wage gap between the wealthy and the rest of America.<p>A paper by a centrist-Democratic think tank, which will be released Wednesday, finds that more than half of U.S. working-age families with …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

U.S. Postal Service

D.C. Council committee advances significant minimum wage hike

A supermajority of D.C. Council members on Monday said they would support a bill to boost the city’s minimum wage by 40 percent over three years, after a compromise plan on tipped workers cleared a key committee hurdle.<p>Under the plan, restaurants and bars could continue to pay waiters, waitresses …

Jobless Claims

Walmart CEO made 1,188 times the typical employee’s compensation

Apr 21, 2018<br>8:41 AM<p>This husband feels like his wife used him for his money.<p>Apr 20, 2018<br>7:52 PM<p>The recent hysteria for new cloud-software stocks seemed to ease a bit Friday with Pivotal Software Inc.’s initial public offering, but there are obvious questions about whether that is an issue with …

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Target -- The Emperor Has No Clothes!

What's the difference between Target and Walmart? Many liberal-minded people bristle at the name Walmart and think of its well-documented history of low wages, poor employee treatment and its devastating effect on many small businesses and communities across America. Target, on the other hand, has …

Why Wal-Mart Will Never Pay Like Costco

I found this link to my old employer on one of our many local housing blogs this morning. It's an old piece on the high wages paid by Trader Joe's, …

Walmart CEO made 1,188 times the typical employee’s compensation

Apr 21, 2018<br>8:41 AM<p>This husband feels like his wife used him for his money.<p>Apr 20, 2018<br>7:52 PM<p>The recent hysteria for new cloud-software stocks seemed to ease a bit Friday with Pivotal Software Inc.’s initial public offering, but there are obvious questions about whether that is an issue with …

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Wal-Mart moms vent on economy and 'disgusting' politics

Ten moms in Nashville sat around a wooden table on Wednesday night, to talk about the economy and the political climate in the nation's capital, just hours before Congress voted to reopen the government.<p>The women had gathered as part of an annual focus group organized in different cities by the …

Why Finland loves saunas

<b>The only Finnish word to make it into everyday English is "sauna". But what it is, and how much it means to Finns, is often misunderstood - and it's definitely not about flirtation or sex.</b><p>In a dimly lit wood-panelled room, naked men sit in silence, sweating. One beats himself repeatedly with birch …

European Travel

Countdown to GOP Self-Destruction

On immigration reform and ObamaCare, the 'party of no' confirms its reputation—and courts long-term devastation.<p>With most Americans undeniably dissatisfied with the direction of their government, why would some congressional conservatives insist on identifying Republicans as unyielding defenders of …

Immigration Reform

It's Hard to Slice and Dice CEO Paychecks

The SEC is proposing new CEO pay disclosure, but it's not as simple as it may seem.<p>Federal regulators want companies to reveal how much more their chief executives make than a typical employee, but the disclosures may not help investors determine whether a CEO's pay is out of step with his …

Investing

Martin Feldstein: How to Create a Real Economic Stimulus

Entitlement reform is key to shrinking the ratio of debt to GDP and making room for pro-growth tax cuts.<p>Earlier this year, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers expressed doubts about the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing policy of buying $85 billion a month of government bonds and other …

Larry Summers