Category Archives: Labor

Using Credit Checks for Employee Screening – Slippery Slope

The Times and NPR have written recently about employers using credit checks as an additional means to screen potential new hires.  I’ve heard about these on rare occasion but it seems that a trend may be developing whereby one’s personal … Continue reading

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Some Lessons for Protectionists

The New York Times just published an article that could be a great case study for those clamoring towards protectionist policies. Every time I decide to blog something about this issue I can’t get over how anyone could take issue … Continue reading

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Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action

The Logic of Collective Action, written by Mancur Olson, is an in depth discussion of groups and the dynamics involved in their formation, ability to attract members and ability to provide any benefit. He takes a very logical approach to … Continue reading

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