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 …

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Iowa is dying. The numbers are damning. We’re not replacing ourselves. Our population growth is stagnant. The magic number needed to replace ourselves is 2.1 live births per woman. That’s known as the Total Fertility Rate (TFR). Iowa’s TFR is only 1.98 according to National Vital Statistics. We’re one of 36 states not replacing ourselves. Our population growth is slower than any other state except West Virginia and North Dakota’s, according to the Iowa Fiscal Partnership. The only thing saving us from demographic death are immigrants. In other words, our fair state is experiencing a devastating shortage of …

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