Is it Time to Lower the Minimum Wage?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Japan, iPad2 sales, and the minimum wage. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show. Related | Read More »
A shout-out to over 200,000 State Of California employees: You want fries with that ?
Best get used to it. You’re being paid the same amount of money the fast food industry offers. Sort of. For now. Maybe. www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/02/calif-gov-pressures-lawmakers-budget-battle Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s order to pay 200,000 state workers just the minimum wage sent a signal to California lawmakers: In the impasse over closing California’s $19 billion budget deficit, Schwarzenegger is ready to play hardball. snip Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said | Read More »
Governor candidate Bill Brady (R-IL) speaks on minimum wage.
First, check out the Tribune’s Clout Street article, which I got to via Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax. Now, my take on it (which I also put as a comment in the Capitol Fax discussion): ————- I fully support Brady on this. My small business (restaurant) employs just under 20 people. I opened a bit over two years ago. In that time, food costs have gone | Read More »
Obviously, we need to walk through minimum wage raises.
It goes like this: (pause) …’this’ was turning into a lecture, even with bullet points. (pause) And the lecture was a lecture, too. Dull as dishwater – which is the problem. So to hell with it:
Control is the Disease, Minimum Wage the Symptom, Freedom the Cure
Few probably took note of this article by Diana Furchtgott-Roth. It is worth the read. President Obama did promise to raise the minimum wage during his campaign. His reading the article is doubtful. This is unfortunate, since Ms. Furchgott-Roth is an expert in labor economics, and her point is valid not just for American Samoa, but for America as a whole. In 2007, Congress voted | Read More »
‘I Was a High-Tech Sweatshop Worker for the Obama Campaign!’
Sorta: the guy actually is a pieceworker for an internet site called ChaCha Search Inc. that the Obama campaign happened to hire to expedite searches. Via Internet Scofflaw, Dan Mage of Reason tells the sorry tale: The Obama campaign’s use of ChaCha was simple and brilliant. Messages would go out advising customers to vote early for Obama and to text back the keyword OBAMA for | Read More »
If Times are so Tough, Why Not Eliminate the Minimum Wage?
These can’t be hard times we’re facing. If they were, congress and the President would be working overtime to address the problem. They would be passing legislation that would create incentives for investment, stimulate job growth, and grow the private sector economy. Instead, they’re poised to pass legislation that only grows the public sector economy—the government; and we all know that a growing government is | Read More »