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Costs and Consequences of Minimum Wage Hike


Friday April 8th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:22am PDT   •   0 Comments

California is hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, and governor Jerry Brown is hailing the boost as a matter of “economic justice.” As Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee recalls, Brown had previously resisted this move and argued for a hike to $13 an hour. But then, “Brown not only…
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Government Ignoromics Harms Workers


Wednesday September 25th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:41pm PDT   •   0 Comments

California governor Jerry Brown has approved legislation that hikes the current minimum wage of $8.00 an hour to $10.00 an hour by 2016. Supporters of the legislation say this “moral imperative” will help workers and their families but it’s more likely to harm them. As Thomas Sowell notes, 90 percent of American economists find…
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We Must Cut Taxes, Curb Spending and Crimp Regulations


Saturday September 4th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:07am PDT   •   2 Comments

Independent Institute Senior Fellow William F. Shughart II‘s new article, “We must cut taxes, curb spending and crimp regulations,” is being syndicated by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services to newspapers across the United States and Canada, including the Sacramento Bee, Lexington Herald-Leader, Standard Times (Bedford, MA), Bellingham Herald, Albany Times-Union, Guelph Mercury, Kitchener Record, etc. “The…
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