August 5, 2018

Posted by orrinj at 6:42 PM

THE POINT IS THAT THE rIGHT HATES AMERICA:


Posted by orrinj at 11:12 AM

WINNING THE WAR ON WAGES:

Study: Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hikes Lead to Job Losses for Younger Workers (Andrew Burger, August 5, 2018, Free Beacon)

Noah Williams, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economics at the University of Wisconsin, compared jobs and economic data in Minnesota and Wisconsin since Minnesota began increasing its minimum wage in 2014.

Wisconsin last raised its minimum wage in 2010 to keep pace with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Minnesota's began a series of minimum wage increases in 2014. It has increased from $6 per hour to $9.65 as of this January.

Those minimum wage hikes have led to slower job growth as compared to neighboring Wisconsin, particularly in the restaurant industry and among younger workers, Williams research found.

All else being equal, "businesses will demand less labor, which could mean fewer workers and/or shorter hours per worker," Williams said. "There were workers willing to work for wages that were less than the new, higher minimum wage and businesses that were willing to hire them for that ... The distortion is that the minimum wage rules out mutually beneficial agreements between workers and firms."

Taxing labor is presumably intended to get rid of it.

Posted by orrinj at 10:56 AM

TRUMPBOT PROGRAMMING UPDATE:


Posted by orrinj at 10:54 AM

THANKS, RUDY!


Posted by orrinj at 8:17 AM

I CAN'T FIND THE APP FOR THAT:

Amish man puts new spin on ride-sharing with Amish Uber . (WPVI, 8/14/18) 

An Amish man in Colon, Michigan is putting a new spin on ride-sharing.

Timothy Hoch-Stedler is giving customers a lift with his horse and buggy.

Posted by orrinj at 7:54 AM

ALWAYS DEFAULT TO WHAT YOU WANT:

Radical new law making everyone an organ donor unless they opt-out could save 700 per year, government says (Alex Matthews-King, 8/05/18, Independent)

As many as 700 lives a year will be saved by new organ donation laws which will presume everyone is a donor unless they explicitly opt-out, the government has said.

The new system will now be introduced after a consultation showed the public are overwhelmingly in favour of organ donation, but only a minority have registered as organ donors.

Posted by orrinj at 7:39 AM

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE: