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Private-Sector Urban Renewal

(April 10, 2012 12:13 PM, by Arnold Kling) from Ikea. The Globe and Mail reports Where once they placed a couch in a living room, the Swedes now want to place you and 6,000 neighbours into a neglected corner of your city, design an entire urban world around... (0 COMMENTS)
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The Sector with the Sticky-Wage Problem

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (3 years ago)

(June 16, 2012 09:17 AM, by Arnold Kling) As Josh Barro points out, it is the public sector. San Jose spends $142,000 per FTE on wages and benefits, up 85 percent from 10 years ago. As a result, the city shed 28 percent of its workf... Read Post

My Tax Dollars at Work

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (4 years ago)

(February 9, 2011 01:33 PM, by Arnold Kling) Crime in the work place is a problem, whether it takes place in the public sector or the private sector. But one advantage of having goods and services provided by private firms rather th... Read Post

Greek Exit Polls Suggest Blowout Victory For Syriza: Live Webcasts From Greece

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge (30 minutes ago)

The first Greek exit polls are out and here they are: According to the initial exit polls, in first place, with some 35.5%-39.5% of the vote is Syriza, a huge lead over the second placing New Democracy which has 23-27% of the vote -... Read Post


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