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Productivity, Unemployment, and Worker Education

Productivity and Unemployment: A Relationship Labor productivity is an index of economic output divided by labor input. This figure rises and falls several times a year and productivity often spikes at the same time that unemployment spikes. During a spike like this, I sometimes read an editorial or hear a commentator pontificating about employers harvesting …

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Lighting Expectations and Energy Conservation

We all have expectations for the lighting of our living and working spaces. Like many electrical energy uses, lighting presents three main energy conservation opportunities.   Remove light fixtures Reduce the wattage of lamps and ballasts Increase the off time of the light fixtures Habit and expectations play a major role in electricity use. A …

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