Category Archives: Minimum Wage

Breitbart Lies About The Minimum Wage Closing An LA Walmart

Breitbart is being deceptive, which is harmful because it’s a hugely popular website that many people trust. 1) Nothing in the article supports the claim that Walmart shut down this store due to either the minimum wage or “union harassment.” … Continue reading

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Black Unemployment and the Minimum Wage

Summary: There is a lot of racism in the history of the US minimum wage – but the most important way that racism has been expressed is through exemptions to the minimum wage law which have kept workers of color … Continue reading

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I Disagree With People On Tumblr About Dr. Horrible And About The Minimum Wage

I disagree with people on Tumblr: Is Dr. Horrible A Sexist “Nice Guy” Narrative? I disagree with people on Tumblr part 2: Why We Should NOT Abolish The Minimum Wage

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Two Reasons The American Action Forum’s New Minimum Wage Study Shouldn’t Convince Anyone

Fox News reports: A new report from the conservative-leaning American Action Forum, shared exclusively with FOXBusiness.com, shows hiking the minimum wage hurts hiring. The study looks at the 19 states that have minimum wages above the national rate of $7.25 … Continue reading

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The minimum wage and teenagers

In another thread, JutGory writes: What often gets left out of this discussion are the minimum wage workers who don’t need to pay for rent: unskilled teenagers with no work history. As some have suggested, there are people whose labor … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Minimum Wage Versus The Earned Income Tax Credit

[spoiler] The cartoon shows two people arguing, a young woman with her hair in a ponytail, and an older man wearing a suit. PANEL 1 WOMAN: We need to help low-income workers, we should raise the minimum wage! MAN (thoughtfully): … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage, Global Warming, and Expert Consensus

Via Bleeding Heart Libertarians, I read Daniel B. Klein and Stewart Dompe’s admirable article “Reasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the ‘Raise the Minimum Wage’ Statement.” Klein, an economist who opposes the minimum wage, wanted to understand … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage! Hiyah!

I never knew that the way to get rich in America was to become a waiter. I mean, sure,  I suspected; waiters are always driving those sweet ’99 Hyundais, rolling with fat stacks of Washingtons, and spending holidays at their … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Minimum Wage Theory

Click on the cartoon to see a larger version. You can also read this cartoon on the Dollars and Sense website, where they have an accompanying short article by Jason Son about how inflation tends to wipe out the gains … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage In Washington And Idaho

From The New York Times, via The Economist’s View blog, we learn that small business owners in Washington state have not been harmed by Washington state’s relatively high minimum wage — not even businesses in tows that border Idaho, where … Continue reading

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