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They took 'r Jobs!!! Or did they?

I love South Park.  Parody on the ridiculous stuff that goes on every day.  Most of the time the writers hit the target.  And I laugh.  615 more words


Walmart: The economic cost of social wage hikes …

Earlier this year, CNN reported (and editorialized):

Retail workers have just scored an unprecedented win against a retail giant.

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, announced that it will raise the wages of approximately 500,000 of its employees by lifting its base wage to $10 by 2016.

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Deny-Side Economics

Thomas Suddes, a member of the Plain Dealer editorial board writes:

Fact One: In 2013, half of Ohio’s households had an income above $46,398 — and half below $46,398. 199 more words



Wow! The unemployment rate supposedly just went to the lowest rate since 2008. That should be awesome news (if true), but it really isn’t because wages aren’t increasing.  118 more words

Everything Is Rigged

The unheard progressive response on immigration

Chris Dillow blogs:

“Wages, then, are being squeezed not by immigrants, but by some fundamental trends in capitalism.”

“Those who seek to link immigration with falling living standards are 

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Meta-post on Robots and Jobs

I don’t know that I have anything particularly original to say on the worry that robots will soon replace humans in many more tasks, and what implications this has for wages, living conditions, income distribution, the introduction of the Matrix or Skynet, or anything else. 915 more words