Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Starting Exactly as Expected: Badly
NEW YORK CITY – JULY 12 2015: organized labor, fast food workers & elected officials gathered on Barclay St. to celebrate the NY wage board’s recommendation for a $15/hr minimum wage statewide by 2021. Via a katz / Shutterstock.com As you might remember, Seattle’s city council voted in 2014 to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15, and the first phase | Read More »
A federal minimum wage should be anathema to anybody who likes local city life.
Do you like living cheaply in your reasonably happening city? Then you shouldn’t like a higher minimum wage.
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Another Problem Caused By Seattle’s High Minimum Wage
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com I watched the video above and grappled before I could believe it. People who just got their salaries bumped by the minimum wage hike in Seattle, WA are now gripping because higher wages kick them off of the dole. Kshama Sawant didn’t see that one coming. But then again, why not? What do the Kshama Sawants of the world | Read More »
How stupidly obvious WAS this end result of the San Francisco minimum wage hike?
The minimum wage hike in San Francisco is already being seen in local Chipotle prices! …UNEXPECTEDLY. (trigger warning: sarcasm [trigger warning: trigger warning])
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Los Angeles labor unions demand exemption from minimum wage
Chutzpah. Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour | Read More »
Los Angeles vows to become the first fully-cybernetic American megalopolis.
Los Angeles has decided to pass a minimum wage increase to $15. …The fools. The poor, mad fools.
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Minimum Wage Increase Causes The Rain of Restaurant Closings To Fall On Seattle
Minimum Wage = $0.00 On 1 April 2015 the minimum wage in Seattle, WA will increase to $11/Hour. This is part of a phased plan to make every employer in Seattle pay a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. The Seattle City Council is proud of their new ordnance. They talk about winning a victory for the movement, stopping the race | Read More »
Why We Need Mike Rowe for President
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Robert Tracinski to discuss attacks on Scott Walker, minimum wage jobs and why we need Mike Rowe for President.
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The minimum wage and the Big Mac
There has been a cute little meme circulating on the internet which I use as the featured image for this post. This idea being… apparently… that in Australia the minimum wage is higher than the US yet the price of the commodity, here a burger from McDonald’s, is cheaper. Therefore, it is evil capitalist plutocrats who are screwing the people. And, presumably, the way to | Read More »
Amnesty and the minimum wage make strange bedfellows
As amnesty becomes Barack Obama’s latest Bright Shiny Political Object, let’s not forget the previous one: hiking the minimum wage. The Obamanomics argument for minimum wage hike is that wealth redistribution creates jobs. Any law that forces money to disperse from The Few to The Many supposedly creates jobs, because The Many run out and spend it like crazy, creating bountiful opportunities for business formation | Read More »
Delusion: The Minimum Wage Ended Slavery
Late last week, a prominent Wisconsin liberal community organizer offered this gem of historical insight on Wisconsin Public Radio: “In fact, we had a system where we didn’t require employers to pay anything at all, it was called slavery.” The liberal was Jennifer Epps-Addison, who leads Wisconsin Jobs Now, an SEIU-founded and funded group that functions as a get-out-the-vote operation for Democrats during elections and | Read More »
Big Mac Could Cost $7.82 with $15 Minimum Wage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss the fight for a $15 minimum wage, how it would hurt jobs and what your favorite fast foods would cost with that pay increase.
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Failing at Life
Police arrested a lady in Atlanta yesterday for blocking traffic as protested the minimum wage outside McDonalds. She told the WSB reporter who interviewed her that “without struggle there is no progress.” Then she said she wanted the government to force McDonalds to pay more “so I won’t have to struggle.” If you are working your tail off and doing the best you can and, | Read More »
To Fix The Minimum Wage, Take an Example From The Federal Government
Make Companies Invest In Low Wage Areas A lot of people demand that employers pay a Living Wage. They generally seek to impose such a wage by hiking the minimum wage that employers are legally allowed to pay to some premium. This, they believe, will make employees have a better life. The tactic fails for two reasons. If the wage is | Read More »
Liberty: the road not taken
The Left’s cherished new idea is that if someone doesn’t give you something for “free,” such as birth control, they are “denying your access” to it. That’s clearly absurd on the most basic common sense level, the kind of thinking a reasonably clever child would shred in a matter of moments, but it’s becoming something like a religious imperative for liberals – a new commandment | Read More »