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Study Calculates How Many Jobs Lost to Minimum Wage Law

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It makes good sense to believe that a minimum wage law destroys jobs. Common sense will point out to you that, if a company is struggling, its revenue cannot increase if they are forced to pay more for employees. For

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Recovery Delivers Sinking Wages for Younger Workers

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Millennials are experiencing sinking wages across almost every industry. So we keep hearing about this “recovery” that is going on. Even in an article about descending wages, the writer rehearses the standard line. The evaporation of real wages for young

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Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Give Up

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People want to give up but they don’t want to give up eating, shelter, or the use of their iPhones. Here’s a grim headline from the Examiner: “Giving up: 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don’t want a job.” According

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Amnesty Will Accelerate the Police State

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If Barack Obama violates the Constitution by imposing amnesty by executive order, we will see an increase in crime in our Liberal cities. Here’s an excellent piece of analysis from Daniel Greenfield. It starts with gun crime and the impulse

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African Americans Alone See No Gains in Employment

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Under Obama, how is the recovery working out for African Americans? Not very well. Despite (much exaggerated) “good news” about employment, not even that rigged improvement has been able to touch that minority group. As CNS News reports, “Employment Situation

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Minimum Wage Vote Proves Ignorance Still a Majority

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The November 4 elections included a minimum wage vote in four states. In all four states the measure to raise the minimum wage passed. Josh Barro writes at the New York Times website, The wage increase won its biggest margin

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Regime Unemployment Number Is Meaningless

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You’re going to hear a lot of cheerleading this weekend about the unemployment number dropping to the lowest since 2008. Sorry to be a wet-blanket (for your information, my daughter tells me people read my writing to get depressed), but it

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Are Employers Permitted to Fire Stoned Employees?

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Can businesses fire stoned employees? As Ayn Rand once said, the question is not, “Who is going to let me?”; it’s “Who is going to stop me?” But strangely someone or something seems to be stopping employers as far as

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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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