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09/24/2012

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Jimbino

That sounds like a communist manifesto.

As far as the minimum wage is concerned, almost no economist is interested in fighting for a "living wage," either. They all recognize that the chief effect of imposing a minimum is not the raising of the average wage, but the elimination of jobs for marginal workers. If that weren't the case, we should just raise the minimum wage to $100 an hour and make everyone rich.

Opposition nuclear power is a religion and, as such, needs to be contested through scientific argument. Neither candidate, nobody on SCOTUS, and a handful of 535 in COTUS have a clue about science, but all but one believe in God!

Corporate contributions are a free-speech matter and now declared perfectly legal. A candidate who refuses will be hobbled in his contest for public office. Just as everybody is entitled to a tax deduction whether he agrees with the tax policy or not, a candidate is entitled to take corporate contributions whether he agrees with the policy or not. Better to ask each candidate to speak out against a bad policy!

Jimbino

From Wikipedia on the Minimum Wage:

"Until the 1990s, economists generally agreed that raising the minimum wage reduced employment. This consensus was weakened when some well-publicized empirical studies showed the opposite, although others confirmed the original view. Today's consensus, if one exists, is that increasing the minimum wage has, at worst, minor negative effects.

According to a 1978 article in the American Economic Review, 90 percent of the economists surveyed agreed that the minimum wage increases unemployment among low-skilled workers.

A 1992 survey by published in the same journal revealed 79% of economists in agreement that a minimum wage increases unemployment among young and unskilled workers."

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