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Living wage push in NY is feel-good folly

The governor of New York wants a minimum wage that avoids legislative approval, but a political economist says the governor fails to take things into account. "What (Andrew) Cuomo fails to take into account is that there are any negative effects from ...

Learn a skill to get a good job

If tomorrow is like every other May Day, you'll hear a lot about worker rights. But why not worker smarts, too? This year more than most, the complaints grow louder about income inequality, the "income gap." Such a flaw, we're told, in the American w ...

Unions, not workers, behind push for $15 wages

People pushing for $15 an hour in various jobs will continue their efforts next week. Critics, meanwhile, warn it will make things worse. The so-called "Fight for 15" is planned for April 15 or 4/15. What began last year as demonstrations of fast foo ...

Huckabee: Walmart execs victims of a Sharpton-like shakedown

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Two conservative leaders have spoken out against retail giant Walmart's opposition to the religious freedom bill in the company's home state of Arkansas. One says he ...

First they came for Ronald McDonald

A court case involving McDonald's and the National Labor Relations Board could have a huge effect on the franchise business model. The corporate office of McDonald's is being sued for allegedly retaliating against employees – "employees that they did ...

Which state will be next to pass right-to-work?

With Wisconsin now a right-to-work state, many are wondering if other states in the region will follow suit. According to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., a right-to-work law secures the right of employees to decide for them ...

A Lesson in Real World Economics

An independent San Francisco bookstore that deals in the fantastic is falling victim to the harsh, job-killing reality of minimum wage diktats. Borderlands specializes in science fiction and horror books. Owner Alan Beatts says 2014 was its best year ...

Minimum wage increases won't help the poor

Many commentators and advocacy groups today argue for increasing the minimum wage based on the logic that the current federal wage of $7.25 per hour is too low. The government, therefore, should "give the American worker a raise" by increasing the mi ...

In Spite of Government

The U.S. economy seems to be growing again -- a remarkable feat considering how much it's been strangled during the past six years by the most anti-capitalist administration in American history. President Obama patted himself on the back last week wh ...

Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving ...


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