The Economic Impact of Fantasy Football

In honor of the NFL season being back on I thought I’d highlight some interesting numbers on the economic impact of fantasy football in the workplace. Sure, the season technically kicked off Wednesday when the Cowboys beat the Giants, but today is when it really gets rolling. For starters, an article on AdWeek argued that … Read more

The Economic Impact of Income Taxes

In honor of the never ending debate on taxes, I thought I’d highlight the results of an older (but still applicable) study from the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy. As I’m sure you’re aware, there’s pressure in a number of states to reduce or abolish personal income taxes. In general, the argument in favor … Read more

History of the Federal Minimum Wage

In talking about how much substitute teachers make, I noted that the 2012 daily pay rate (at least around here), when expressed in hourly terms, was flirting with the current minimum wage rate of $7.25/hour. This got me to thinking about how the minimum wage has changed over time. With that as my inspiration, I … Read more