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Innovation at work

Posted by The Visitor மேல் ஜூலை 9, 2008

CNBC-TV18 is hosting a new series – “Innovation at work” at 7.30pm IST on each Wednesday, with a repeat at 6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

A brief synopsis of the program.

இதில விசேஷம் என்னனா, அரவிந்த் கண் மருத்துவமனையின் (Aravind Eye Hospital) வெற்றியை பத்தி இன்னைக்கு (July 9, 2008.) அலசப்போறங்க. நேரம்: மாலை 7.30. கண்டிப்பா பாருங்க. உங்க அபிப்ராயங்களை பின்னூட்டங்களா அனுப்புங்க.

Dr. V’s passion was behind Aravind’s success – A tribute to Dr V. July 7, 2008 was his second death anniversary.

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The Energy Crisis

Posted by The Visitor மேல் மே 23, 2008

Recently crude oil prices have been soaring resulting in global inflation. Fossil fuels will be available only for the next few decades, after which we would have to find alternate sources of energy. Researchers are working on alternate sources of energysolar, wind, biomass, nuclear, tidal etc. Here are some related links:

Biomass Gasification
Global demand for petroleum
Global consumption of oil percapita by region

நாலு பேருக்கு நடுவில நாலும் தெரிஞ்சவர்னு காட்டிக்கலாம்லெ! 🙂

Posted in உலகம், பொருளாதாரம், Crisis, Economy, World | குறிச்சொல்லிடப்பட்டது: | 2 Comments »

Do SAH Moms/Dads need to be paid for their work?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் மே 28, 2007

Thinking Girl, cites a report that if the jobs done by a Stay At Home Mom were to be paid at current rates, then the pay would be USD 138,085 a year.

A recent report estimates stay at home mothers are doing the work of 10 different jobs (housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist), work on average a 92 hour week (that’s 52 hours of overtime), and all this work, if it was paid, would be worth $138,095 USD a year. Women who work outside the home full-time would be paid an extra $85,939 for their domestic labour.

Some comments following the post argue, why such a valuation would be incorrect.

But if you really want to get right into the economics of it, where you have a couple living together and one of those two people stays home, the stay-at-home parent IS paid, in essence, room, board, and 1/2 (or more) of the salary of the working partner. I’ve seen previous economic studies which show that in such situations, often over 50% of the income is spent at the direction or discretion of the stay-at-home parent. So, in essence, they are paid, though it is by the only party who would have a stake/reason to pay them – the other parent of the child.

The discussion in the comments is an exercise in dialectics, pretty lengthy and sometimes one gets weary just reading them till the end. (I still have to complete reading it).

Posted in குடும்பம், பெண்ணியம், பொருளாதாரம், Economy, Family, Feminism | 1 Comment »