Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Mercatus Center | How Many Jobs Does Intellectual Property Create?
In the past two years, a spate of misleading reports on intellectual property (IP) has generated significant confusion among policymakers. Billed as empirical research, the reports aim to convince policymakers and the public that implausibly high proportions of US output and employment depend on expansive intellectual property rights.

Calculated Risk | Comments on Employment Report
The 25 to 54 participation rate decreased in July to 80.8%, and the 25 to 54 employment population ratio decreased to 76.6% from 76.7%.