Prof. William Baumol's "cost disease" theory is highlighted
— June 2, 2014
Excerpt from The Huffington Post -- "Economist William Baumol noticed that in certain of our endeavors labor costs continue to rise though labor productivity does not increase. His famous example was a Beethoven quartet which takes exactly as much time to play today as it did one hundred years ago and with exactly the same number of players. But those musicians now make more money."