Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

At a Minimum

In the late eighteenth century representative democracy seemed like a fine idea. We had our revolution. The French had theirs. Others would follow. There would be no more kings. It was the Age of Reason – the people could reason … Continue reading

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When Math Attacks

Basic math can be cruel. Long ago, when Ronald Reagan was first running for president, he promised, were he president, an across-the-board reduction in income tax rates and an even larger reduction in capital gains tax rates. That would goose … Continue reading

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Voting for Nothing

The party in power is always in trouble in the sixth year of their president’s term. They’ll lose seats in the midterm elections, and this year the Democrats will lose the Senate, and since the House is solidly Republican, and … Continue reading

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What to Worry About

Here it is, the end of the first week in September, and Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with those ISIS folks, yet – he’s still working on it. In Estonia on NATO business, Obama’s message was mixed … Continue reading

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Defining the Minimum

There are always minimum requirements. Kids at amusement parks know that, because they must be “this tall” to ride the Banshee or the Cyclone or the Vomit or whatever the amazing ride is. There’s no point in whining. It’s a … Continue reading

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No Republican Regrets

“Non, je ne regrette rien” – that’s the famous French song of defiance – the song the guys from the French Foreign Legion now sing on parade. Regret nothing. You did what you did, or said what you said, and … Continue reading

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Pointless Enthusiasm

Too many years and too many miles change things. The raw new suburbs just north of downtown Pittsburgh in the fifties were the whole world when you’re just a kid, but after that sticky summer of 1965, it was off … Continue reading

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