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MIT Technology Review: Cowen Discusses Implications of Workplace Monitoring

MIT Technology Review: Cowen Discusses Implications of Workplace Monitoring

In MIT Technology Review, Tyler Cowen, faculty member in the Department of Economics and general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, describes how advancements in technology to monitor worker productivity can lead to wage inequality and higher productivity, but also lower employee morale and generally threaten employee privacy.

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White Discusses Ecuador's New Electronic Money System on CNBC.com

White Discusses Ecuador's New Electronic Money System on CNBC.com

CNBC.com reports that Ecuador's Sistema de Dinero Electrónico is soon to become the world's first state-run electronic payment system. Lawrence White, faculty member, Department of Economics and Mercatus Center, comments that although the currency is tied to American dollars, it appears to serve as Ecuador's first step away from that standard.

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