Changes everywhere – Even in Hollywood

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Shooting in Hollywood is not expected to resume until August. That leaves a vast number of people without work.  Questions: What are the time elements involved in estimates that will affect postponing shooting until August? What are some of the factors why the large majority of people in the motion picture industry are now out… Read more »

Everything Old becomes New Again

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According to the New York Times, General Motors said that it was investing $2.2 billion in a Detroit plant where it will produce all-electric trucks and sport utility vehicles, fulfilling a key promise made during last year’s union negotiations. Questions: What other efforts are afoot in Detroit to reinvigorate Detroit, the legacy center of the… Read more »

Exploitation of Migrants in France

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According to the New York Times, Parisian food-delivery couriers are exploiting desperate migrants as gig workers. Questions: What is the London-based platform similar to Uber eats? How large is the food-delivery industry in terms of Euros? Why is this exploitation and what percentage of earnings do courier brokers usually take of earnings from chat apps?… Read more »

All Lawyer’d Up and No Where to Go!

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While demand for other white-collar jobs has grown substantially since the start of the recession, law firms and corporations are finding they can make do with far fewer in-house lawyers than before, squeezing those just starting their careers. Questions: 1. What do the data show regarding new law graduates getting jobs? 2. Discuss the costs… Read more »

The Age of the Employee-less Company

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During most of the 20th century, companies bringing in the most money also employed the most people. This article looks at a new paper from the Brookings Institute about the new age of ghost companies. Questions: 1. The article mentions Walnart as one of the five largest companies in 2012 that had 100,000 people employed… Read more »