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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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Conservatives Defend the Police: National Review Says the "Love Affair" Should Stop!

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Do Conservatives defend the police as an instinctive reaction? A. J. Delgado writes that they should stop: “It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending the Police.” Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government

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Think Unions Are Opposed By Big Business? Think Again!

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So, did you hear how workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga recently voted down an attempt by the United Auto Workers to organize? The union thugs were really, really mad about it, but they lost. Oh, but there’s more

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Good News: Supreme Court Decided in our Favor, 5-4; Bad News: We’re Still Hostages to Nine People

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Two pieces of good news from the Supreme Court came out today, thought they made it by a small majority—they were not the 9-0 decisions we have seen recently. First of all, the Hobby Lobby case was decided in Hobby

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Best Court Ruling Ever? Public School Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional!

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I have never understood the idea of teacher tenure. At what other job does someone get to suddenly be free from the need to perform in order to keep one’s job? But at least with colleges and universities students usually

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The People of Seattle Elected a Kleptomaniac for City Council and Deserve What They Get

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The New American reports, Monday’s announcement that the Seattle City Council had voted 9-0 to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour was much more about advancing a political agenda than about improving economic conditions of the working poor. It

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Those Uneducated McDonald Workers Were Striking to Give Their Jobs To College Graduates

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Is the staff at McDonald’s and Burger King about to get an upgrade? As my friend, Jeremy, points out, this may very well be the case. If the Labor Unions and their fast-food working pawns get their wish—and the minimum-wage

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When Ungrateful, Economic Illiterates Go On Strike, Thank Them for Identifying Themselves

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From USA Today: “Fast food workers strike for higher wages.” Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs in dozens of U.S. cities on Thursday — reportedly forcing at least a few locations to temporarily close or re-staff while

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Workers Flee Unions Like They Are Fleeing Tyranny

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Unions wrap themselves in the American flag and self-righteously trumpet their contributions to our society. If you buy their rhetoric, you’d think freedom would disappear from the land if Unions didn’t exist. So how come workers flee Unions like oppressed

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Government Outsources Gangsterism In Philadelphia

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Government doesn’t always tyrannize us by its own soldiers. Sometimes it simply refuses to see when one group in society dominates and exploits another group. From Philly.com: “10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment.” They called themselves

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If These Charges Are True, Do You Really Think McDonald’s Can Afford To Pay More?

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Some former employees of McDonald’s are suing the restaurant chain in three states. In California, Michigan, and New York they are alleging that the restaurants “illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their timecards, not paying overtime and ordering them

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Another Bankrupt City Can’t Afford Its Unions

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It isn’t just Detroit or Stockton, California. It is happening everywhere. The Las Vegas Sun reports, “North Las Vegas mayor asks for more time to fix city’s finances.” North Las Vegas has a little more than a month to solve an

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