Wage and productivity growth debate (en francais)
PEF Steering Committee member Mathieu Dufour passed along this message:
For the French readers amongst you, there is a debate currently going on in Le Devoir about the disconnect between wage and productivity growth.
I first wrote an Op-Ed stating said disconnect and asking how long we were going to ask people to increase their productivity without paying them more. Then the Institut Ã‰conomique de MontrÃ©al (our local Fraserites) sent somebody to respond.Which elicited another from a sociology professor Ã the UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al, defending my original point and expanding it.
I have written another piece myself, basically showing that the statistical arguments of the fellow who responded to me are either fallacious ou non-valid. This one has not been published yet, but I can send it to whoever might be interested.