Showing posts with label labor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label labor. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: The True Black Tragedy

Keeping blacks on the liberal plantation.     Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today's black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let's look   ... MORE

NY Times Gets Confused About Minimum Wage Again

by Tim Worstall.    The editorial page has been dumbed down. There was a glorious time, when America was young again, that the New York Times actually had the right idea about the minimum wage. The rate should be zero of course. No, really, here’s their headline: "The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00." That’s not an Op/Ed, that’s an editorial.  ... MORE

Rick Moran: Obama's 'Record-Breaking' Economy

What happened to the labor force?  Corporate profits are sky-high, Wall Street is on an historic winning streak – and President Obama must be extremely grateful that commentary about his framework nuclear deal with Iran sucked up all the media oxygen so that the terrible jobs report that came out on Friday was largely ignored. Zero Hedge gives  ... MORE

Ali Meyer: 92,898,000 Americans Are Not Working

Labor force participation hovers near 37-year low.  The labor force participation rate hovered between 62.9 percent and 62.7 percent in the eleven months from April 2014 through February, and has been 62.9 percent or lower in 13 of the 17 months since October 2013.  Prior to that, the last time the rate was below 63 percent was 37 years ago,  ... MORE

Jim Clifton: The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

Official lies from government.        Here's something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don't know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading. Right now, we're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall    ... MORE

California Legislature Is Back To Work & Full Of Bad Ideas

by Steven Greenhut.         California residents should hold on to their wallets. On Monday, the state legislature headed back to the Capitol for the new session. Legislators' short stint at the Capitol in December offered a preview of what's coming down the pike, and some of it reinforces Judge Gideon Tucker's famous quip: "No man's life,     ... MORE

Record 92,898,000 Americans Not In The Workforce

by Caroline May. But no worries, government also says unemployment rate drops to 5.6%. A record 92,898,000 Americans 16 years and older did not participate in the labor force last month, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS defines people not in the work force as people 16 years and up who are not employed and      ... MORE

Resolve To Make 2015 The Year Of Repealing Bad Laws

by George Leef.    A message to politicians. Look folks, I know that when you say you want to do what’s in the public interest, you mostly mean doing whatever helps you stay in office and calling it “the public interest.” Some of you, however, might actually want to do things that benefit the great mass of the people. This missive is directed   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Black Progression And Retrogression

What if racism is not the problem?  There is no question, though it's not acknowledged enough, that black Americans have made greater gains, over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time, than any other racial group in mankind's history. What's the evidence? If black Americans were thought of as a nation with their own gross ... MORE

Young, Bummed & In Debt: Why Aren't Millennials Angrier?

by Veronique de Rugy.    Until recently, a bad job market was nearly always bad news for political incumbents. Unemployed and anxious voters have a habit of throwing the bums out. But headed into the 2016 election season, one large demographic group is still likely to vote Democratic: millennials. Which is weird, because when it comes to the labor  ... MORE

An Act To Reduce Opportunity For The Most Vulnerable

by Thomas Sherrer.     Minimum wage kicks low-skill workers to the curb. Wildfires aren’t the only things spreading rapidly in this California drought; the desire to increase minimum wages along the West Coast apparently burns equally as hot. California’s minimum wage recently increased to $9 an hour giving Golden State workers the fourth   ... MORE

Big Labor, Big Government Are Oppressing Farm Workers

by Matt Patterson.    The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed in the aftermath of the Civil War, part of a package of amendments designed to secure civil liberties for all Americans. Unfortunately, farm workers in California’s Central Valley are finding their civil liberties stripped from them today — by a government    ... MORE

Peter Morici: The Real Unemployment Rate Is At Least 18%

Dismal future for low-skill workers. Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by    ... MORE

Why Seattle Is Wounding Itself With That Minimum Wage

by Steve Forbes.       Seattle is enacting a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which will destroy jobs, especially for young people, and bankrupt numerous small businesses that operate on tight profit margins. It will drive companies to substitute machines for labor. For example, expect more fast fooderies to put in automated kiosks to process     ... MORE