About 3 years ago

12/27/2016 - Midnight Reads – How Inefficient Health Care, Education and Housing May Be Damaging U.S. Productivity

How Inefficient Health Care, Education and Housing May Be Damaging U.S. Productivity
– The Wall Street Journal
Public and private spending on health, housing and education sectors have soared from 25% to 40% since 1980, a recent study says. “The problems with these sectors are self-inflicted. In many cases, small interest groups have won out at the expense of the public,” said report author Jonathan Rothwell, a former Brookings Institution economist now at Gallup.

Whole Foods Accused Of Cheating Workers Out Of Bonuses In Class-Action Lawsuit
– The Washington Post
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a current and a former employee of the Whole Foods location in Northwest Washington say that the chain “engaged in a nationwide scheme to strip hard-working employees of earned bonuses in order to maximize their own profit.”

A Hard Line On Immigration Leaves An Unanswered Question: Who Will Grow, Process And Serve Our Food?
– Civil Eats
We know that farmers overwhelmingly supported President-Elect Donald Trump in this election. But how does that support square with how his immigration policy could impact the agricultural workforce? And perhaps the more pointed question might be: If Trump goes through with his campaign promises, who exactly will provide the bulk of the labor that goes into producing our food?

CFOs Anticipate Slow Global Economic Growth and Little Change for US Trade: Poll from Deloitte’s 20th Annual CFO Vision™
– PR Newswire
Chief financial officers attending Deloitte’s 20th annual CFO Vision™ anticipate slow global economic growth and somewhat less – or no significant change to – international trade for the U.S., according to polling data obtained from a sampling of 105 large company CFOs attending the event. Seventy-one percent of polled CFOs say they expect slow global economic growth over the next four years, while 11 percent expect moderate to strong growth, 10 percent no growth and 8 percent a slight recession.