Who really makes the minimum wage?

From the Northwest Indiana Times:


Why Sarah Palin is smarter than Harvard

From Madison:
It would be safe to say that most Republicans think that it is morally wrong to take wealth from the rich and redistribute it to the poor. It's also a safe bet that most Democrats think that Sarah Palin is rather stupid. A recent study by economist Gary Richardson of the University of California, Irvine should cause partisans in both camps to change their assumptions. Professor Richardson found that Alaska gets $1.64 back for every dollar it sends to Washington. It appears that Sarah and her fellow Alaskans are laughing all the way to the bank.


Airfares rise with oil prices

From the Centre Daily Times:


Experts: Legal path to work in U.S. needed

From My San Antonio:


Household chores or ‘women’s work’?

Determining who cooks and who cleans in a household may feel like a personal decision arrived at by individual couples, but UCI sociologist Judith Treas says culture and societal characteristics have a major influence on how domestic duties get divvied up in homes around the globe.  In Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective, Treas, coe


Neumark to testify before State Senate on merits of hiring and earned income credits, pitfalls of Enterprise Zone Program

In its review of proposed legislation by Governor Brown that would repeal California's Enterprise Zone program, the State Senate is calling on the expertise of UCI economics professor David Neumark.

A research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research and Bren fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), Neumark is an expert on minimum wage and labor policy and will be a member of the five-person speaker panel.


Enterprise zone program too costly to keep as is

From the San Francisco Chronicle:


Locking up ethnic minority men helps children as it lowers the number of poor fathers, U.S. study finds

From the Daily Mail Reporter:

The research tracked the rising numbers of men from a 'minority' background in jail, and found a link to the reduction in high school drop out rates. The unexpected results suggest two-parent households may not always be best for children, say the researchers from the University of California, Irvine. They said policymakers should encourage parenting skills and help low income families, rather than attempting to bolster marriage.

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