Some economists point to technologies, such as smartphones and mobile software, that aren't that economically useful. Others say that innovations like search engines, which are free to users, aren't properly captured in government data.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Bemoaning America’s productivity slowdown, behavioral economist Dan Ariely set out to find what really motivates us. Behavior is driven by emotion, he concluded, not rewards like money; the ability to help other people, feel that we’re useful, feel that we’re…
By PBS NewsHour
In other news, the Labor Department reported worker productivity jumped last spring by the most in six years, and an SEC investigation concluded that agency flaws enabled Bernie Madoff.
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