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The Strangling Wage: Robots at Wendy’s, Walmart?

From Uproxx.com, we read: Wendy’s is currently taking flak for testing automated kiosks. They plan to make 6,000 automated kiosks available to their franchise stores by the end of the year. This isn’t a new thing. McDonald’s has been testing this for years in Romeoville, Illinois, and all over Europe, including Berlin of course. As big corporations […]

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California Dreamin’: Minimum Wage to $15

The Minimum Wage is one of the worst offenders of all well-meaning but bad ideas. When I hear people agitate for a higher minimum wage, I assume that they really believe they are helping the most vulnerable workers in the labor market. The truth is the opposite: they are harming the most vulnerable workers in […]

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Thomas Sowell and the Minimum Wage: “The Evidence is Against You.”

In this video, Dr. Sowell dismantles the Minimum Wage law and tells it like it is: the Minimum Wage, while maybe well-intentioned by some, actually produces unemployment and harms people already living in poverty. 

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Teen Unemployment Over 50% In Major US Cities.

According to a recent study by the Employment Policy Institute, joblessness amongst teenagers without a high school diploma is more than 50% in two of the largest US cities. As CNS News reports: Using U.S. Census Bureau data from May 2013 to April 2014, the analysis reveals that in Riverside-San Bernardino area of Southern California, […]

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Raising the Minimum Wage – Good or Bad?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a bipartisan study determining that a hike in the Federal Minimum Wage would cause approximately 500,000 workers to lose their jobs. This is timely, because raising the Federal Minimum Wage has recently been touted as a central issue by President Obama and the Democrat Establishment. It is pushed […]

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Burger-Flipping Robot: The Minimum Wage and Unintended Consequences.

San Francisco-based tech firm Momentum Machines has recently unveiled a burger-preparation machine capable of producing approximately 360 “customized” gourmet burgers per hour. It does this without any human aid at all. Such a machine has the potential to eventually replace millions of food-service workers across the globe. The final product looks like this: I’d need […]

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Welfare State Metastasizes: Senate Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits.

The Senate voted earlier today to move ahead with an extension of unemployment benefits for people that had reached the end of their rope. On December 28th of last year, benefits ran out for approximately 1.3 million. In 2014, they will run out for an estimated 3.6 million more. As the Washington Post reports: The […]

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Brace for Impact: Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Comes into Effect.

Today, the minimum wage for transportation and hospitality workers in the Seattle-Tacoma area will rise to $15 per hour. This was passed as law in an early November vote, increasing the wage from the statewide $9.32 per hour.The fallout from the vote has supporters claiming it is the first step towards revitalizing the Seattle area, […]

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The Solution to Europe’s Problems: Right Here.

A lot of European nations are in pretty sorry shape, economically speaking. Virtually all of the Mediterranean nations – Spain, Italy, Greece, France, and Slovenia – in addition to Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary and Ireland have some serious issues to deal with. All of these nations suffer from massive Welfare States. For the most part, they […]

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Silicon Valley Corp. Paid Workers in Pesos

Bloom Energy, a clean energy manufacturer in Silicon Valley, has been busted for paying migrant Mexican workers in pesos, according to an investigation conducted by the US Department of Labor. Each worker was being paid the peso equivalent of $2.66 per hour. This is far beneath the Minimum Wage. Ruben Rosalez, regional administrator for the […]

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