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The Need for Higher Wages: Lots of Thunder, No Rain

All that is solid is melting.  After Copernicus, we know that earth is not the center of Creation.  Darwin showed us that humans are part of the animal kingdom.  Freud told us we are not even...

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Is China ’s Economy in even Deeper Trouble than We Think?

Rail freight volumes are an indicator of China’s goods-producing and goods-consuming economy, not just manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and the like, but also consumer goods. Thus they’re also an indication of consumer spending on goods. Alas, rail...

An Uber labor market: do we let it happen?

India is crucial for Uber. It’s their biggest market outside the US, providing its fastest growth in the world. But is the success of one taxi-hailing app just the first sign of something bigger for...

Spain unemployment falls steeply as tourism booms

The Spanish government has said unemployment in the crisis-stricken southern European nation has gone down markedly over the past four weeks. The main reason was a strong tourist season. The number of officially registered job...

A case for the agricultural child labor

Children begging in the middle of a street or selling articles on the roadside is a common sight in any city of India. In layman’s term can we address these children as child laborers? Not...