Comparing Union Membership Rates in Europe and USA

The Union Membership Rate of employees vary widely across countries in Europe and the USA. In Europe, the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway have the highest union membership rates. The US has one of the lowest union membership rate when compared to most European countries. The chart below shows the union membership rate …

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Which Countries are The Winners and Losers of Globalization?

Globalization has become a major topic of discussion and analysis for media and individuals alike in recent years. After a few decades of accepting the process of globalization as being the “new normal” many are now starting to question the concept. The recent election of President Trump is in due in part to voter’s reject …

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The World’s 10 Longest Metro Networks

The Second Avenue subway line opened as part of the New York subway system recently. Though the New York Subway network is vast, it is not the longest in the world. The following is a neat graphic showing the top 10 longest metro networks and also ridership figures: Click to enlarge Source: What’s the Nearest Subway Stop?, …

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US Minimum Wage Adjusted For Productivity

The minimum wage increased in 19 US states from the beginning of this year. For example, in California the minimum wage increased by 50 cents to $10.50 an hour. In the state of Massachusetts, it increased y $1 to $11 an hour. The chart below shows the rate increases by state: Click to enlarge Source: Minimum …

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What Type Of President Trump We Would Get?

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017. Because he is unlike any other President the country has had, there are lots of uncertainties regarding the policies that would be implemented by him. His administration may turn out to be one the most of …

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