Shocking Surprise: Minimum Wage Hikes Increase Unemployment

I know this will come as a real shock to our regular readers, but it turns out that increasing minimum wage doesn’t actually help the poor very much. It just increases the workload on fewer employees. In other words, it stimulates unemployment: The study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that minimum […]

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Unemployment is Unimportant Only if People are Merely Animals

As it turns out, the unemployment rates are awful in this country, especially for the black community. Leftists look at the stats and it doesn’t seem like they care that much. And I think I understand why. Leftists have a basically materialist perspective on human existence, which is heavily influenced by evolutionary anthropology and biological […]

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Social Skills Have Never Been More Important … or More Rare

Two trends have become clear recently which, in conjunction, should give us pause concerning the future of America. Trend one: robots are replacing human workers, and the only currently expanding market requires social skills: David Deming, an associate professor of education and economics at Harvard University, has found that jobs requiring social interaction are growing […]

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What Will Robots Do to the Minimum Wage?

There have been many arguments about raising the minimum wage in the US. While I think fixing our monetary policy would probably do more for low-income workers, it seems there’s one factor in this debate that hasn’t been much discussed: robots. The fact is that robotics have almost gotten to the point where machines can […]

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Colorado Supreme Court: Employees Can Be Fired for “Legal” Off-Duty Marijuana Use

Even though marijuana is technically legal in Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that employees can still be fired for using it: The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday affirmed lower courts’ rulings that businesses can fire employees for the use of medical marijuana — even if it’s off-duty. The 6-0 decision comes nine months […]

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Gallup CEO: Official Unemployment Numbers “a Big Lie”

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, wrote an opinion piece recently calling the official government figures on unemployment “a Big Lie”: None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job — if you are so hopelessly out of […]

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Local San Francisco Bookstore Dies of Minimum Wage Hikes

We’ve said it over and over again. Minimum wage hikes will not do a thing to help anyone. They result in either higher prices or layoffs, but they hurt small, local businesses the most. It seems the first casualty confirming our fears has been tallied in über-liberal San Francisco. Borderlands Bookstore will be closing its […]

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