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Minimum Wage & Labor Unions

January 15, 2012


The unemployment rate for teenagers in the US is about 25% currently, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is more than three times the unemployment rate of all workers, which is currently around 8.5%. I shared this video in my Labor Relations class tonight – it is an interview with the late Milton […]

Education without the Department of Education

January 14, 2012


1/19/12 UPDATE:  And now this article on TechCrunch about Bertelsmann’s University Ventures Fund. — The bigger promise of democratization and specialization of education is finally here, and it barely involves the public sector. Computer science undergrads have a standing employment offer from Google.  Yet universities insist that taking Sociology 101 is important to a “well-rounded education.” […]