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Unemployment is Unimportant Only if People are Merely Animals

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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

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Group Advocating $15/hr Minimum Wage only Pays $12/hr!

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An advocacy group out of Modesto, Calif. pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage posted a job ad Thursday offering to pay $12 an hour. Below what it is demanding others pay their workers. The Craigslist post was for

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Social Skills Have Never Been More Important … or More Rare

Zombies vs Robots

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

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Obama Fires Coal Workers and then Offers them Job Training


It was all a part of the plan from the beginning. Obama even admitted as much back in 2008 when he promised that energy costs were going to necessarily skyrocket. Here’s what he said: “So if somebody wants to build

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Don't Believe the September Unemployment Rate

Lies Statistics People

The best way to determine how deeply someone understands a political issue is to push them outside their talking points. Most people who claim to be politically active have a set of standard talking points to which they cling. This

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Why a $15 Minimum Wage Will Kill Small Businesses 'For The Good of The People'

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“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell My Facebook timeline

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Seattle's Minimum Wage Cost City 1,000 Restaurant Jobs in One Month

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What was it that we kept saying would happen if we were to enact a high minimum wage? Prices would necessarily rise, business would go down as a result, and people would lose their jobs. We can look at Seattle

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Bernie Sanders Campaigns on $15/Hour Minimum Wage; Pays His Interns $12/Hour

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Bernie Sanders wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, but he sees fit to pay his interns only $12 an hour. You might say, “$15, $12, what’s the difference?” Well, $3 to be exact. In a

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Labor Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977


Predictably, the BLS highlights the unemployment figure, which has apparently dropped to 5.3%, compared to May’s 5.5%. What they don’t usually mention is the drop in the labor force. Last month, the labor force participation rate was down to 62.6%,

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$15 Minimum Wage Group Wants to Pay Employees $12.25

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In their defense, they said they’d start out paying $12.25, and after 90 days, they’d raise the pay to $15. But still. You’ve got to admit this is a little ironic. A group that’s affiliated with one of the largest

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What Will Robots Do to the Minimum Wage?

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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:

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

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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

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