Tag: minimum wage
Shining Spotlight on Bogus U.C. Berkeley “Think Tank” During National Sunshine Week
This week is National Sunshine Week, a time when many journalists across America publish stories on government spending and transparency. One organization that needs more sunshine is the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, a union propaganda mill disguised as an academic think tank and...
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Sorry, Your Minimum Wage Law Is a Nightmare
The minimum wage is an economic nightmare. Let’s say it one more time, with feeling. The minimum wage is an economic nightmare. In the recent elections, voters throughout the U.S. took to the polls to elect their political leaders. Winners and losers were decided, the Republicans took control of the Senate, and pundits eagerly...
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Just Say No to Jobs for the Young and Unskilled
As pictured here, Governor Jerry Brown has signed new minimum wage legislation that ups the minimum productivity to be employed in California to $9 per hour starting next year, and $10 per hour in 2016. Supervisors will also have to increase their productivity if they want to stay employed. The San Francisco Chronicle offers...
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Political Hustle by Fast Food Workers
Within the past week or so, the employees of fast food restaurants in several major U.S. cities went “on strike” for a day to demand a so-called living wage of $15 per hour, more than twice the current federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25. I will not rehearse the economic analysis of the minimum...
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Hurray for Washington!
The culmination of last night’s Oscars broadcast with a Live! feed from the White House with Mrs. Obama (hangin’ with her military BFs) marks the official recognition of the Presidency as theater: like the old Western sets, no substance required. From the very beginning, President Obama was elected based on his strong delivery of...
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Obama “Disses” the Federal Courts
The United States never was intended to be a democracy, but rather a compound republic delegating clearly enumerated powers to the federal government and creating a masterfully designed system of checks and balances amongst its three branches meant to limit Washington’s intrusions on the sovereignties of the several states and the liberties of their...
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Should We Subsidize Media?
There has been much hand-wringing over the decline of traditional media. Katherine Mangu-Ward consoles those who fear a post-paper media environment and offers some helpful suggestions; in The Freeman Online, Ed Lopez asks whether the decline of newspapers is a market failure and explains why it isn’t. He shows that this is a case...
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Tax the Productive
Hillary Clinton made the news a week or so ago by saying the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes, echoing statements President Obama has made since his presidential campaign. But the remedy they recommend is to raise income tax rates on high-income earners. That’s not taxing the rich, it’s taxing the productive....
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