Monthly Archives: March 2012

Labor costs or corporate transfer payments?

The headline article on Bloomberg.com today has what must be (for Wall Street) a disturbing headline: Productivity in U.S. Cools as Labor Costs Jump The productivity of U.S. workers rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter and labor … Continue reading

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What could possibly go wrong?

From the Guardian: Private companies could take responsibility for investigating crimes, patrolling neighbourhoods and even detaining suspects under a radical privatisation plan being put forward by two of the largest police forces in the [UK]. West Midlands and Surrey have … Continue reading

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