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Minimum Wage Laws Hurt The Poor

For the most part, people share common goals. Most of us want poor people to enjoy higher standards of living, greater traffic safety, more world peace, greater racial harmony, cleaner air and water, and less crime. Despite the fact that people have common goals, we often see them grouped into contentious factions, fighting tooth and nail to promote polar opposite…

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Outlawing Jobs

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/12/thomas-sowell/outlawing-jobs-3/ Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don’t have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected. Something as personal…

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California’s minimum wage hike causing mass exodus, implosion in the garment industry – economic suicide is now official policy

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on April 5, 2016 that would raise the hourly minimum wage in California to $15.00. Translated, an individual working at McDonald’s forty hours a week (minus taxes, SSI, etc.) would bring home $31,200. That’s a far cry from the $7.25 minimum wage still in effect in many states. This new price hike won’t take effect until 2022, and it…

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Minimum Wage Laws Hurt – Not Help – The Poor (And Are Anti-Freedom)

Written by  Thomas Sowell While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people’s votes are to be overruled by other people’s disruptions, harassments and threats. The latest examples are the mobs in the streets…

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