People with Disabilities in the U.S. Labor Market

According to a national study by researchers at Cornell University, only 37.7% of people with disabilities in the U.S. population were employed in 2006, compared with 79.7 percent of people without disabilities. Moreover, surveys have consistently shown the average annual earnings of employed people with disabilities to be significantly lower than those for the . . . → Read More: People with Disabilities in the U.S. Labor Market

Dominant Economic Views in Western Society, Part I

This week, Chris poses this question:

Is there a dominant economic worldview in the Western society? If so, what is it? If not, what worldviews are the most popular/employed?

With the Democrat and Republican conventions upon us, no doubt we will be hearing more than we want about a “time for change.” Although the . . . → Read More: Dominant Economic Views in Western Society, Part I

SEC Moves to Adopt International Accounting Standards

The recent securities pact between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission is seen as a step towards the SEC’s goal of globalizing investing. In another step towards achieving this goal, the SEC has now floated a plan that could require U.S. companies to switch to . . . → Read More: SEC Moves to Adopt International Accounting Standards