Showing posts with label minimum wage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label minimum wage. Show all posts

February 1, 2018


The humanitarian hoax of collectivism

fromReason: Collectivism encourages dependence, perpetual childhood, government control, and allegiance to a world community without national borders or national sovereignty. Collectivism is the enemy of individualism. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

California senate rejects license plate privacy shield bill

fromEFF: The California Senate has rejected a bill to allow drivers to protect their privacy by applying shields to their license plates when parked.
Police State America       Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

VIDEO: Give a Straw, Go to Jail

fromLibertyPen/You: California politicians seek to send waiters to jail for passing out unrequested plastic straws.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: The Minimum Wage Explained

fromeEconomics/YouTube: David Angelo explains the dynamics of minimum wage.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Everybody's talking about 'the memo' and ignoring the surveillance debate

fromReason: Partisan posturing drowns out important civil liberties concerns.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Sonora man takes on feds over vape product regulations

fromTheUnionDemocrat: “These regulations don’t just harm small businesses and consumers, they undermine constitutional safeguards for individual liberty.”
Regulation Nation

January 23, 2018


California moves to register illegal aliens to vote -- automatically

fromTheDailyMail: The California New Motor Voter Act is expected to add more than two million new registrants in the first year.
The Government is Not Us    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Minimum wage hikes inflict maximum pain

fromReason: Hiking the minimum wage is feel-good humanitarian idea that’s guaranteed to hurt actual humans.
Regulation Nation

2017 might have been worst year in U.S. history for media bias

fromTownhall: A society is on the path to tyranny is when the majority of a nation’s journalists are committed to doing whatever they can to destroy one political group while feverishly covering up the scandals of another.
Media Bias on Parade

Jury nullification: A powerful tool for the advancement of liberty

fromReason: You may see no better opportunity to advance liberty on an individual yet highly effective level.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Taxpayers held liable after video showed cops make K9 “eat” handcuffed man

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: After police sicced their K9 on a non-violent man, who was not resisting, and actually handcuffed, they were found justified as the taxpayers shell out $250,000.
Police State America

'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela

fromTheGuardian: End-stage socialism is an awful thing to witness.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromWashingtonExaminers: Congress looks to keep a big swamp gator from wriggling off the hook.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

fromReason: Hiking the minimum wage is feel-good humanitarian idea that’s guaranteed to hurt actual humans.

fromGetNugg: The new California taxes on recreational and medical cannabis purchases place a huge premium on the price of products compared to what we’re all used to. It’s important you understand exactly what these taxes mean and what they’re for.

fromMotherboard: 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.

fromReasonTV: It turns out that a lot of accomplished, well-respected historical figures did drugs. From Winston Churchill taking amphetamines to Thomas Edison lacing his wine with cocaine.

fromWashingtonExaminer: Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations.

fromLATimes: Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it's worth asking why California has fallen behind.
Economics: Statism Versus The Free Market     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromYouTube/RutherfordInstitution: Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to see who you are or what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromYouTube/LibertyPen: Jerry Brown’s high speed rail project appears to be an effective scheme to steal private property from farmers and landowners through eminent domain, but will not produce any value for fleeced taxpayers.
The Government is Not Us    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromProjectVeritas: “Everything you send is stored on my server… You can’t [delete it], it’s already on my server.”
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromForbes: Walmart had good news and bad news for the hundreds of thousands of its employees recently. The good news is that it is hiking the minimum wage it pays them, the bad news is that it is closing dozens of its Sam Club Stores.
Regulation Nation     Economics: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromTheGuardian: Rates of assault and murder decreasing in regions near Mexican border where cannabis use has been partially legalized.
fromReason: Unfortunately, that's not all it's doing.
Regulation Nation

fromCreators: Just hours after his announcement, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a bill to allow recreational use of cannabis, which the Senate had passed last year, and Republican Gov. Phil Scott supports the idea.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromTheFederalist: Google employees are creating their own enclave of mandatory wokeness, but they're not content to keep this ideological policing within their own walls.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Body camera footage of a Las Vegas cop abusing a woman was so bad that the cop was actually sentenced to prison this week.
Police State America

fromAIER: People who have traveled the world, or are of a certain age and have long memories, are conscious, however inchoately, that something has gone very wrong in our bathrooms. Maybe you are among those who have noticed.
Regulation Nation

fromDownTrend: The list of stupid things you can’t bring on an airplane just got a little longer and a lot more stupid. Apparently you can’t bring your own hand if it is pointing.
fromConservativeTreeHouse: This outline is the story of how the FBI Counterintelligence Division and DOJ National Security Division were weaponized and the full story of what House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is currently working to expose.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromReason: Judge cites "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" on the government's part.
The Government is Not Us     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromFOX23: In the wake of minimum wage hikes around the country, a chain hopes to save some money. Red Robin announced Monday it plans to cut bus boys from 570 restaurants. The move will save the company about $8 million over 2018.
 Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromCampusReform: The University of Chicago topped the list with a score of 98, while the University of Oregon came in last with a score of just 10.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromReason: "This use of secret evidence may be occurring regularly in cases throughout the country."
The Government is Not Us    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process    Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromMassPrivateI: In what can best be described as government sanctioned theft, our justice system has devised a new way to take money and liberty from minorities. Police are using traffic citations to help balance budgets and much more.

December 19, 2017


Is the FBI really unaware of how they’ve abused its own surveillance?

from TheDailySheeple: It’s amazing when the fox guards the chicken house, and it’s no more apparent than with the recent testimony before Congress by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Twitter deploys censorship to combat "hate speech"

from Alternet: Unpopular ideas have no place on Twitter as website becomes PC echo chamber.
Indoctrination and Censorship   Media Bias on Parade

$15 minimum wage studies predict bleak future for California, Seattle

from TheGazette: California became the first state to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour, but that could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, a report warned last week.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    Regulation Nation

The big con: The truth behind Net Neutrality and why the sky Is not falling

from TheDailyBell: An Obama era regulation which attempted to police businesses was repealed, paving the way for the free market to run its course.
Regulation Nation

California wildfires don’t have to be the new normal

from Mises: When land is privately owned, owners have strong incentives to maintain its long-term value. In the South, this means that owners monitor their land for concentrations of deadwood that could spark fires.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    Regulation Nation

Musician arrested, strip searched, thrown in jail for singing without a license 

from TheDailyBell: Insecure bully cops will arrest citizens for questioning their orders, and will charge them with “obstruction of justice.”
Regulation Nation   Police State America

November 23, 2017


Thankful for Property Rights on Thanksgiving Day

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Private property became the foundation for building the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. A John Stossel column.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Statewide ban on e-cigarettes indoors in New York starts today

from Syracuse.com: The heavy-handed government nannies will allow free people to vape in their private homes -- for now.
Regulation Nation   The Government is Not Us

With TSA on the ropes, holiday travel may be a bear

from Politico: A potentially record-setting uptick in travel this Thanksgiving will coincide with TSA's implementation of new screening rules.
The Government is Not Us

Feminist supports making false rape allegations against men

from Downtrend: Feminist writer Emily Lindin: Here’s an unpopular opinion: I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - The Minimum Wage

from LibertyPen/YouTube: In just over two minutes, Friedman explains the driving force behind the counter-productive practice of minimum wage.
Regulation Nation   Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Owen Benjamin - Fighting Back the Thought Police

from LibertyPen/YouTube: From the Tom Woods Show, Comedian/commentator Owen Benjamin shares how he successfully dealt with attacks from the PC thought police.
Indoctrination and Censorship   Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

November 6, 2017


Should you put tape over your webcam?

from CircuitBreaker: Thinking about privacy.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Woman told her 90 acres now public after anonymous claim of grave

from WorldNewsDaily: Local government invents new means to steal land. Legal team questions where 'warrantless searches,' 'unbridled trespassing' are in Constitution.
The Government is Not Us

6 companies that are the most reliant on government contracts

from MotleyFool: In a $3.7 trillion federal government budget, there are going to be a lot of companies reaping a windfall.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

🎬   Edgar, the exploiter

from Bitbutter/YouTube: Understanding the economic dynamics put into place by minimum wage.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Republicans' tax plan crashes Jerry Brown's electric car fantasies

from Reason: Citizens in Kansas will no longer have to subsidize California's nitwittery.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Over a few bullets, man loses truck to civil asset forfeiture

from National Review: A Kentucky man recently reclaimed his Ford F-250 pickup truck after it had been seized and kept for two years by the Customs and Border Patrol. The justification? Agents had found a few stray bullets in the center console.
Police State America

October 14, 2017


A nigger and an Uncle Tom

from SlowtoWrite: Samuel Sey: The term Uncle Tom is a racial slur for Black men perceived as submissive to White people—Black men like me. I am perceived as submissive to White people because I do not submit to Black people.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How we learned not to care about America's wars

from Common Dreams: Sixteen years of autopilot wars, but who’s counting?
Defense vs. The War Machine

⭐️ John Stossel: Let Them Leave

from Creators: America was founded on an act of secession from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How the minimum wage entrenches inequality and economic privilege

from the Federalist: Early minimum wage proponents knew what they were doing, by pricing “undesirable” workers out of the labor force to perpetuate minority poverty. Let’s not finish their work for them.
Regulation Nation

New TSA screening means airport security hell is about to get worse 

from The Manual: “Well, at least it can’t get any worse.” These days, that seems to be the mantra for most air travelers just before the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enacts some new program that does just that.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The federal government never lets a serious crisis go to waste

from Reason: "The expansion of federal power has not been steady and inexorable; it has grown through sudden, quantum leaps in times of emergency, most especially war. The crises eventually subside, but many of the powers remain—to be built upon later when the next crisis unfolds."
The Government is Not Us

September 15, 2017


230 years after the Constitution, we’re walking a dangerous road 

from The Rutherford Institute: A look at what it means to live under the Constitution today.
The Government is Not Us

🎬  Walter E Williams - What is a Right? 

from LibertyPen: There are many misconceptions about what constitutes a right. Professor Williams provides clarity.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Court lets DEA keep evidence from warrantless search 

from TechDirt: The government's lawyers with robes conveniently decided that possible cause is just as good as probable cause. The state may do as it pleases. The Constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment are now officially gutted.
The Government is Not Us

A case against the minimum wage 

from Forbes: The case AGAINST minimum wage is the case FOR economic liberty. Supporters focus only on the beneficiaries without regard to those shut out of the job market each time the entry bar is raised.
Regulation Nation

What does child porn smell like? DHS is training dogs to sniff it out 

from ReasonTV: This may not qualify as politically correct, but it is hard to contest this being filed under other nitwittery.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Permanent reauthorization of Section 702 of FISA 'borders on insanity' 

from The Caldwell County News: The This would be a final and permanent nail in the coffin for the Fourth Amendment.
Say goodbye to the notion of the "sovereign citizen".
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

September 9, 2017


Defend Our Online Communities: Stop SESTA

from EFF: Don’t endanger our online communities. SESTA would swap responsibility for online posts from the individual to the web platform, providing the platform with incentives to censor. Stop SESTA.
Indoctrination and Censorship

🎬  Walter E Williams - Tyranny of the Elites

from LibertyPen YouTube ChannelProfessor Williams explains how those that pretend to represent you really strive to control you. In fact, they will kill you if necessary to make that point.
The Government is Not Us

Public sector unions are beginning to panic

from Hot Air: When mandatory dues (extortion's first cousin) are gone, unions will be in a heap of trouble.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low, defying legalization opponents’ predictions

from The Washington Post: Adolescence seems to be about rebellion. Legality ruins the fun Go figure.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Victor Davis Hanson: Media bias, bureaucracy drive liberal narrative

from Reason: Raising the bar to enter the job market always results in unemployment for the lowest skilled workers.
Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Minimum Wage: Bad for Humans, Good for Robots

from Reason: Raising the bar to enter the job market always results in unemployment for the lowest skilled workers.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

September 6, 2017


The maximum price of the minimum wage

from The Washington Times:  When the bill for feel-good economics comes due, only the ignorant scream.
Regulation Nation

When cowards give in to looters, the American people are the losers

from The American Spectator:  Republicans wave the white flag on Obamacare as RINO senators and governors move toward a blueprint for surrender. When they ran for election, the GOP put on their masks. When they failed to act, they took them off.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Wisconsin moves to be first state ever to nullify federal cannabis prohibition through legislation

from The Free Thought Project:  State nullification of federal marijuana prohibition is completely constitutional, with the feds having little, if any, recourse to stop the process. Until now, cannabis has been legalized ONLY through direct initiative of the people, not by our so-called representatives.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Internet censorship bill would spell disaster for speech and innovation

from Electronic Frontier Foundation:  The bill, named the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, would not stop sex traffickers (its stated pretense), but it would chill free expression.
Indoctrination and Censorship

A 2020 Democratic agenda is emerging

from The Washington Post:  Intolerant and unrealistic, the party ditches pretended moderation and will openly fight for their left-wing agenda.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption


Thomas Sowell: The Left and the Masses

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. 

That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. 
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The Cruelty Of The $15 Minimum Wage

by Nick Gillespie & Jim Epstein.   The $15 minimum wage just went from "laughable" to "viable"—as a New York Times headline put it—to the law of the land for millions of New York and California residents. In April 2016, the Empire and Golden states almost simultaneously passed laws that will boost the state-mandated wage floor to $15 over the     ... MORE

Raising Minimum Wage Is Perfect Way To Kill Summer Jobs

by Jonah Goldberg.   Expect more teenagers on the streets. I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail-room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice-cream snacks — sort of yuppie bonbons — on the street for a company called Love Bites.     ... MORE

Hyprocrisy On Steroids: California Labor Union That Fought To Impose $15 Minimum Wage Now Wants An Exemption

The point is to drive up the costs of their competition.  The labor union that led the charge for a $15 minimum wage hike in cities across California is now moving to secure an exemption for employers under union contracts. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor buried the exemption on the eighth page of its 12-page proposal for the  ... MORE

$15 Minimum Wage Follies In California And New York

by Ronald Bailey.   Good intentions, but a near total failure as an anti-poverty policy. Both California and New York have just adopted measures to raise their minimum wages to $15 an hour over the next few years. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hailed the increase, declaring, "Today California leads the nation once again, passing a historic    ... MORE