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Don't Believe the September Unemployment Rate

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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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Restaurant Industry May be Hardest Hit By Increasing the Minimum Wage


Raising the minimum wage will have severe consequences, especially for those working in the restaurant industry, investor rating service Moody’s warned on Thursday. “A higher minimum wage represents a particular challenge for restaurants, which depend heavily on hourly workers,” William Fahy, vice

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Republicans Beat Back Democrat Opposition to Pass New Right-to-Work Laws!

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Republican leaders in the Missouri Senate Tuesday invoked a rare procedural motion to end a filibuster in order to pass a bill designed to end forced union dues. The right-to-work bill passed the state Senate with a 21 to 13

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College Students Demand $50 an Hour Minimum Wage

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In less than an hour, Dan Joseph with MRC-TV was able to garner 21 signatures from students for his pretend petition to raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour. A few refused, but 21 in less than an hour

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Americans “Not in Labor Force” Reaches Record High

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Even though more and more Americans are falling out of the labor force, the unemployment figure the government uses to make it look like the economy is the best it’s ever been, remained unchanged from the month prior. CNS News

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