The Problem with Labour Moblity: Opportunity is not Enough

It is a well known fact that labour mobility is low in the E.U, despite the disparate strength of member countries' economies. In fact, only 0.2% of EU citizens move to work in another country in any given year. Far lower than the 2% to 2.5% of Americans who change States in any given year. … Continue reading The Problem with Labour Moblity: Opportunity is not Enough

The Great Manufacturing On-shoring

Tim Worstall at Forbes brings up an important point about the recent increases in wages and working conditions in China for major American tech companies. These manufacturers would allow wages and conditions to stagnate to maintain a competitive cost edge over other firms, but the inevitable Chinese labour shortages have increasingly given employees the upper … Continue reading The Great Manufacturing On-shoring

Canada’s Brain Gain

To a roomful of academics in August, Stephen Harper announced the end of Canada's "brain drain" - the end of highly skilled professionals leaving Canada for the U.S. and other countries. Although Canada's "brain drain" was likely overblown even during the height of its hype (Here is a Stats Can report on the issue from … Continue reading Canada’s Brain Gain