Posted tagged ‘Minimum Wage Hike’

Must Reads For The Week 3/21/15

March 21, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Mesmerizing 3-D Printer Forms Objects Out Of Ooze, And Fast, by Tim Moynihan, at wired.com. The innovation in the field of 3D printing is amazing. Carbon3D’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology is mind-blowing. This technique is mush faster than printing an object layer by layer. The object actually grows out of a tray of resin. Watch the video below.

 

Solar Industry Fiascos Continue, at instituteforenergyresearch.org. When Governments try to bring a technology forward before it’s time through tax breaks, tax subsidies, and tax payer backed loans, fraud is ultimately the result. When politicians and bureaucrats are handing out a big pile of tax payer money, there will be no shortage of con artists trying to get their hands on it. Government officials make bad venture capitalists, because they never have to pay the cost of their failures. Tax payers do.

Forget Oil, A Water Revolution Is About To Gusher In Texas, by James Stafford, at economicpolicyjournal.com. New desalination technology has lowered the cost of purifying water from $8 per barrel, to $1.50 to $2.00 per barrel.

UNINTENDED OR INTENDED CONSEQUENCES?

Oakland’s Minimum Wage Hike Is Crushing Childcare Sector And The Domino Effect, at economicpolicyjournal.com. and Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Law Already Leading To Restaurant Closings And Job Losses, by Mark J. Perry, at aei.org. These two articles show the “unintended” consequences of intervention by politicians and bureaucratic busy bodies.

The Robot Lobby Loves A Minimum Wage Hike, atconsultingbyrpm.com. Consequences from Government intervention may actually be “intended”.

Oil Train Derailments In Canada Expose Folly Of Anti-Pipeline Movement, by Kenneth P. Green, at fraserinstitute.org. Environmentalists who have stopped the installation of oil pipelines, are responsible for more oil spills. Shutting down the pipeline doesn’t stop oil from being transported to refineries. More oil is being transported via rail and trucking which increases the chance of a spill. “Unintended” consequences?

German Court Places Nationwide Ban On Uber, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government always tries to prop up the status quo. Government by its very nature is always tardy. It will always stand in the way of economic innovation that leads to the advancement of our standard of living. The recent passage of Net Neutrality by the FCC will eventually lead to regulations that will slow economic innovation. “Intended” or “unintended” consequences?

More Than 52,000 Canadians Left The Country For Medical Care In 2014, Bacchus Barua, at fraserinstitute.org. Government always produces a decreased supply of a lower quality product of service. The market produces an increased supply of a higher quality product of service. Obamacare will be no different from other socialist healthcare systems. “Unintended” or “intended” consequences?

MISCELLANEOUS

Snowiest Place In America Copenhagen NY, at syracuse.com. 21 feet of snow this winter in this upstate NY town. The pictures are amazing.

Students Attack Preacher Holding Anti-Abortion Sign, Cop Says Free Speech Has Limits On Campus, by Robby Soave, at reason.com. The free speech door only swings in the direction of the progressive left.

Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting, by Heather Barwick, at thefederalist.com. Heather Barwick’s perspective on being raised by her mom and her moms same-sex partner. This makes you think.

The Difference Between Going To High School In 1970 vs. 2015, Perfectly Expressed, by Steve Straub, at thefederalistpapers.org. Younger people read this to see how much freedom you’ve lost. Older people read this and ask: How did we let this happen?

Nagging Wife Complains About Her Husband, Gets Unexpected Response, at thechive.com. I know this might come as a shock, but men and women think differently.

 

 

Must Reads For The Week 1/10/15

January 10, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

7 Things The Middle Class Can No Longer Afford, by Elizabeth Allen, at thefederalistpapers.org. This partial list shows the gradual decline in the standard of living for the feudal serfs, although our feudal lords (people in Government, crony capitalists, and wall street banks) are doing quite well thank you.

For The First Time Since Gallop Started Polling, People Say The ‘Biggest Problem’ In America Is ‘The Government‘, at targetliberty.com. We’re starting to crack the bolder about the myth of benevolent Government. Keep swinging the sledge-hammer.

Harvard Professors Are In An Uproar The Healthcare Advice They Gave Us Is Being Applied To Them, at economicpolicyjournal.com. “What! We have to abide by the rules the serfs have to follow! I thought we were a part of the ruling aristocracy!”

Minimum Wage Hike Forces Nonprofit Restaurant To Close, by Michael Saltsman, at economicpolicyjournal.com. I bet the Republican legislators are patting themselves on the back for how charitable they were to minimum wage workers when they raised the minimum wage. I have a math question for them, what’s zero times any number?

The Future Is Changing: South African Man 3D Prints A Working Lawn Mower, at economicpolicyjournal.com. We will not recognize the change that’s coming because we will be living inside the change. It will be incremental and therefore barely recognizable. You don’t notice how you’ve aged if all you do is look in the mirror everyday. But if you look at a picture of yourself from 20 years ago the change is obvious.

2015 Could Finally Be The Year We Can Cut The Cord, by Bryan M. Wolfe, at appadvice.com. Another example of how things are changing. Cable and satellite TV are losing market share because of the advance of technology.

Uber Is Going To Eat Your Children: The Top Tech Trends Of 2015, Kevin Maney, at newsweek.com. The Uber model is being tried in other industries. GlamSquad, BloomThat, and GreenPal are examples.

Towns Close Sledding Hills Because Of Liability Fears, at nydailynews.com. I guess all of us must be held responsible for the actions of particular individuals. This is what happened in the TARP bailout of 2008. Wall street was bailed out of their irresponsible actions by the tax payers.

Acceptance Rates At US Medical  Schools Reveals Discrimination Against Asians And Whites, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Acceptance standards for medical school applicants are being lowered. When you lower standards, you get lower quality. As Thomas Sowell says, “Lowering standards for those unable to meet them only endangers the very benefits those standards produce. Standards do not exist for no reason.”

Sharyl Attkisson Sues Administration Over Computer Hacking, by Howard Kurtz, at foxnews.com. Sharyl Attkisson is a journalist who isn’t going to be intimidated by Government officials. This push back against Government encroachments on our freedoms is hopefully gaining momentum.

The Most Powerful Image About “Radical Muslims” And “Radical Christians“, by Steve Straub, at thefedralistpapers.org. The contrast between the two is 180 degrees apart.

Cartoonists React To Charlie Hebdo Massacre With Ink And Pen: by Steve Straub, at thefederalistpapers.org. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Here are a few examples.

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