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Daily Beast Writer Figured Out Minimum Wage Hurts Poor

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She writes as if she hates admitting that real economists have said for centuries that raising the minimum wage hurts poor people. Even as she raises the issue she tries to make “conservative economists” appear unreliable: This week, the Los

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Once Again, Labor Force Participation Rate Sinks to Record Low

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More people are not part of the labor force than has ever been the case since 1977. Why do we keep blogging about this story in 2012, 2013, 2014, and now? Because the labor force participation rate keeps getting worse!

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New York Times Discovers Work is Hard

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For manicurists in major cities, work is hard, but how does abolishing the jobs help those workers? The New York Times has released a major exposé of the nail salon industry: “The Price of Nice Nails.” It shows some pretty

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Regime Tool Meredith Vieira Lies about Women’s Pay

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Meredith Vieira ambushed Stacey Dash with misleading statistics; media covers for her. Awhile back Meredith Vieira was a host on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” In that game, the contestant had to know the answers to questions. But if

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Slaves Liberated from Walmart. Where’s the Celebration?

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Suddenly thousands of employees were liberated from Walmart oppression. Why aren’t they happy? From Business Insider: “Wal-Mart suddenly closed 5 stores and laid off thousands of workers and no one knows why.” Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states

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What Entrepreneur Charity Proves about the Living Wage

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Paying all employees a living wage is a grand experiment in charity. KDSK.com calls Dan Price a Seattle CEO, but Newser.com identifies him as an entrepreneur. That is important to keep in mind because Price is definitely starting a risky

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More Surprised Economists, More Bad Economic News

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Once again we are told of “unexpected” bad economic news. As I have already pointed out, the media is constantly telling us that we should be surprised by the most obvious developments in the economy. They almost always give us

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Target Raises Wages because of Market Pressure, not Politics

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Should activists congratulate themselves when Target raises wages? Not much. Target stores have announced that they are raising their lowest wage to nine dollars an hour. Since the story at the Wall Street Journal site is tucked behind a paywall,

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Minimum Wage: Income Gap Widens in Seattle

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Raising minimum wage doesn’t solve the income gap; it aggravates the income gap. Supposedly, a higher minimum wage is needed to deal with the income gap. But Seattle is showing us not only does a higher minimum wage not address

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Walmart Raises Wages; Still Getting Complaints

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While Walmart raises wages, activists are getting ready to force the company to give employees more hours. People have been using Walmart as a punching bag for years. They make all kinds of accusations against the company based on their

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White House Preaches Higher Minimum Wage, Pays Nothing

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While the White House insists that wages for workers should be raised, it actually pays nothing to some of its workers. People at the White House are concerned about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. They don’t think there are enough

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How to Lose Your Job Before You Even Start

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There are some 30 million out-of-work Americans across this country today who are no longer even counted by the government as unemployed because they’ve been jobless for so long. I’m betting that most of those former workers would jump at

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