You might not like the optics, but Sinema was right. We all should give a $15 federal minimum wage a big thumbs down.
Conservative economic policy must be dedicated to the concrete well-being of families and communities, rather than abstract ideals of economic liberty and market efficiency.
Senate Democrats likely lack the votes to pull off a major rules change. Still, the fact so many want to do so speaks to the radical nature of their goals.
What’s missed by the social justice critics is that even people on minimum wage deserve songs that reflect their lives and aspirations.
At a campaign rally in Dallas, Bernie Sanders supporters echoed their candidates frustration with the Democratic establishment.
There is no better time to get into entry-level positions, especially outside major cities. But a lot of young adults don’t seem to realize how easy they have it right now.
The bad economic ideas of Pete Buttigieg hurt the poor he wants to help. We need charity and cheerful giving, not lectures on what it means to be Christian.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has been a leading advocate for a $15 per hour minimum wage but campaign staffers say they aren’t even making that much.
Minimum wage supporters tend to observe the direct and immediate consequences of their idea, but they do not bother to think through the indirect and longer-term consequences.
Besides boosting their incomes merely $520 a year, minimum-wage employees also have had to take on second jobs to make up for losing hours due to artificially inflated wage costs.
As a person who has made most of my life’s income from tips, I can confidently say Jane Fonda has been woefully misinformed about the effects of minimum wage hikes on servers.
Eventually, the world-renowned restaurant life in cities like New York, DC, and San Francisco will die. The only survivors will be fast-casual chains with low overhead and deep pockets.
Hiking the minimum wage so dramatically would force many restaurants to raise prices, eliminate staff, or close altogether.
This fall, ten states will likely raise their minimum wages, either due to new state labor department regulations or legislation.
Persons with disabilities lead much more difficult lives than most of us, and attempting to legislate them into wage equality will only make life more difficult.
Laws can demand doubling the pay for low-skilled workers, but there’s no way to mandate how businesses will deal with unsustainable labor costs.
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