Only 2% of hourly workers in the U.S. even earn the minimum wage. But the vast majority of teenagers begin working at the minimum wage since they have fewer marketable skills …Read More
A gallon of gasoline in New York is $3.70 per gallon. In Iowa, it is $3.25.
In Texas, it is only $3.13 per gallon, while in California it goes for $3.65.
These numbers come from the AAA Fuel Gauge Report which came out on December 31st, 2013. They point out the obvious: the price of living varies dramatically by state. For example, the cost of living in liberal states like California, New York, and Massachusetts is twenty to fifty percent higher than in more moderate states such as Oklahoma, Kansas, or North Dakota …
The minimum wage issue is an easy one.
If you force an employer to pay someone more than they’re worth, that employer will hire fewer people. Worse, he may let employees go.
The minimum wage is a cruel piece of legislation because it deprives young workers of entry-level employment opportunities …
I present a modest proposal on how to resolve the minimum wage conflict: simply adhere to the Constitution and abolish it at the federal level. Keep in mind, the minimum wage wouldn’t go away. States would be free to continue setting their own minimum wage at whatever level they thought best for their citizens …Read More
In Washington D.C., liberals have passed a law targeting Wal-Mart, who plans on building six stores there. D.C. liberals want to force Wal-Mart to pay a much higher minimum wage to their employees than other stores must pay. Wal-Mart says if the mayor signs the ordinance into law, they will nix building three of these stores …Read More
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., recently proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On March 5 he tweeted, “Raising the minimum wage is an issue of economic justice. It will stimulate our economy and generate new jobs.” Harkin could not be more wrong. I intend to prove that the opposite is true using explanations right out of a principles of macroeconomics textbook, a book Sen. Harkin ought to read.Read More
The minimum wage divides liberals and conservatives. I present a modest proposal on how to determine the minimum wage: simply adhere to the Constitution and abolish it at the federal level. Keep in mind, the minimum wage wouldn’t go away …Read More
That’s a harsh headline. I know some great people who hold liberal views, and they are not shallow people. In fact, so very many of them are bright, caring people that I hesitate to describe their worldview as shallow. But how can I not, in light of the silliness of the president’s State of the Union address, and its aftermath?Read More
I’ve been a small business owner most of my life. Let me tell you that labor costs loom especially large in a small business. The president’s call for a higher minimum wage may make him and his liberal buddies feel good about themselves. But it will hurt like hell to the folks who lose their jobs.Read More