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Do Employers Exploit Workers With Low Wages?

Do Employers Exploit Workers With Low Wages?

by Anthony Gill It is a well-known “fact,” at least amongst my undergraduate students, that employers seek to exploit their workers by paying the lowest wage possible. This “fact” serves as the basis for much of the support for minimum wage policy; if businesses are trying to increase profit, they will obviously pay the lowest […]

California Has 9th Highest Cost-Of-Living Adjusted Minimum Wage In U.S.

California Has 9th Highest Cost-Of-Living Adjusted Minimum Wage In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza The pandemic-era economy has many unusual and uncertain features that have made it difficult to analyze. And one of the major open questions is what this economic period will do to wages and prices long-term. On one hand, wages are increasing at a faster rate than they have since the depths of the […]

Hobby Lobby Raises Minimum Wage to $17 per Hour for Full-Timers Amidst ‘Challenging’ Year

Hobby Lobby Raises Minimum Wage to $17 per Hour for Full-Timers Amidst ‘Challenging’ Year

BY LOUISE BEVAN The Hobby Lobby Arts & Crafts franchise has decided to raise its minimum wage for full-time employees ahead of Christmas in light of a “challenging” year. “We have always worked hard to be a retail leader when it comes to taking care of our people,” Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green explained in a press release. “Because this year […]

California Cities Hike Minimum Wage as Economy Falters

California Cities Hike Minimum Wage as Economy Falters

    By Edward Ring Until further notice, California’s economy is in free fall. As of April 6, California’s Employment Development Department reported receiving 1.9 million new unemployment insurance claims within barely three weeks. As reported in the San Jose Mercury, during the entire 2008 Great Recession, only 2.2. million unemployment claims were submitted. It’s impossible to know how […]

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with […]

T.O. City Council Candidate on Fox News 9-5-17, re: Minimum Wage

T.O. City Council Candidate on Fox News  9-5-17, re: Minimum Wage

FOX and Friends has scheduled my interview for Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 3:15 AM PT (6:15 ET) about minimum wage increase impact upon business. Yes, you read  that time correctly. It will be an early day. Kathryn is recording it so she can sleep and view later. Smart woman. First time doing something of […]

Commentary: Top 10 Stupidest New Laws in California for 2017

Commentary: Top 10 Stupidest New Laws in California for 2017

By Assemblyman Tim Donnelly I’m not in the habit of complaining at the outset of a column, but I’ve taken on a nearly impossible task — figuring out which, of the hundreds of new California laws about to go into effect, are the stupidest. Don’t laugh.  I’m serious. It’s really, really hard to keep the […]

Head to Head: California’s New $15 Minimum Wage

By Dave Regan California’s New $15 Minimum Wage is Model for Country Once again, California is serving as a model for the nation. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a $15 minimum wage that is the most progressive – and yet reasonable – in the country. It benefits more than five million workers, […]

Minimum Wage kills small business while another faces layoffs

Minimum Wage kills small business while another faces layoffs

   

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — WHY THE LEFT-WING SEEMS INSANE (MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY ARE)

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — WHY THE LEFT-WING SEEMS INSANE (MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY ARE)

By L. Neil Smith Every single theory, every single notion ever conceived and cherished by the men and women we call liberals — the socialsts who refer to themselves as “Progressives” — and every single program ever derived from them over more than a century, has proven to be wrong-headed, futile, and ultimately destructive to […]

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