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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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Gallup CEO: Employment Numbers Are Big Lie

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Jim Clifton, the CEO of Gallup, has written that the employment numbers are highly misleading. Frankly, I thought many of us already knew that the job numbers were virtually meaningless. But as a relatively mainstream figure in a mainstream organization,

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Need a Ride to Work? Try Your Feet!

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When James Robertson needed a ride to work, he gave himself one. Next time you hear about someone who says he can’t get a job, because he has no transportation to get him to work… remember James Robertson. [See also,

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Raising Minimum Wage Is Just Promoting Automation

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If raising minimum wage really worked, then why not raise it to a hundred dollars an hour? Happy Day, Hal. You’re hired! Touch-screen Number Five… you’re alive! Via the Daily Signal: The president only has to look at McDonald’s restaurants

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Obama Wants $6,461 More Taxes Per Person

President Obama And Vice President Biden Meet With Members Of Congress On Foreign Policy

The budget calls for more taxes… and more debt! Get ready to open your wallets a little wider. President Obama dropped his new Progressive budget plan to transform America on Congress, and all it will cost you is $6,461 more

Posted in Congress, Corruption, Economics, Economy, Employment, Entitlements

MO State Senator Jim Lembke’s Job Boom

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A job boom came from ending unemployment benefits, just like Jim Lembke tried to get the MO state legislature to do. The Wall Street Journal editorial staff pointed out that Congress’ about face last year in zeroing out extra unemployment benefit

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