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Wage Protesters Blocked Traffic to Get Fast Food Industry to Hire Robots

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Here’s how the New York Times begins its story about wage protesters: Hundreds of fast-food workers and labor allies demanding a $15-an-hour wage were arrested in sit-ins around the country on Thursday, as the protesters used civil disobedience to call

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Keynesian Economist Admits It's a Depression

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You know things have gotten really bad when a Keynesian economist starts talking truth. UC Berkeley economics professor J. Brad DeLong, a deputy assistant U.S. Treasury secretary under President Clinton, has published an opinion piece in which he calls on

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McDonald’s Sales in Decline So Let's Raise Minimum Wage!

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As you may know, unions are scheming for ways to force fast food franchises to raise their minimum wage. Usually, McDonald’s is treated as the wealthiest of these franchises. Everyone seems to assume they have plenty of money and are

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A Living Wage? Your Bad Life is Not Your Employer’s Fault (but It Might Be Yours)

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Gee, I think I should make $100 an hour… just because I think I should. Does it matter whether my work produces that kind of economic value? Heck, of course not! Just like it doesn’t for these whiners. From Associated

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Pray that All Dems Campaign on the Economy Like Joe Biden

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Joe Biden was boasting in the great economy we are now experiencing. I can only hope and pray that all Democrats join him. NPR left much of that part of Biden’s message out of their report on job training. So

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Bipartisan Job Training … Is Either Useless or Corporate Welfare

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NPR thinks they are reporting on a feel-good, non-controversial, non-partisan story: “Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs.” Something pretty remarkable happened Tuesday afternoon in a small windowless auditorium next door to the White House.

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Try Telling Recent College Graduates That We Are No Longer in a Recession!

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They probably won’t believe you. We know from a lot of different stories and reports that college graduates are hurting, with unprecedented numbers moving back to live with their parents. Now the San Francisco Federal Reserve has released an “Economic

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McDonald’s Owners Are As Pessimistic as Ever, So Let’s Double Their Labor Costs

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You would have to be living under a rock in this country to not realize that there are a shipload of fools who think that it is self evident that McDonald’s restaurants should be paying no less than fifteen dollars

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In L.A., Even the Buses Are Racist

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I actually like taking the bus in Los Angeles whenever it’s not too hot. It’s cheaper, it’s more relaxing, it gives me time to read, plus you get a little incidental exercise walking to and from the bus stop. Little

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis

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Back in February I asked, “Do you seriously want to raise the minimum wage with this teen unemployment rate?” Reading this article reminded me of that question: “Why Are So Many Young Adults Not Looking for Jobs?” Economists are scratching

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Seattle Minimum Wage Law Is How Some Businesses Try to Destroy Other Businesses

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Fifteen dollars an hour is a painful increase in expense for small businesses. Seattle politicians had made a promise that they found voters would not permit them to forget. So now they are stuck with it. Some are suing in

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How Recession Hurts the Poor Even if They Have Jobs

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You may remember that some of our economic geniuses in the media think it is a great idea to shorten the work week. For many of our poorest, however, that policy is already a reality. Their hours shrank during the

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