Tag Archives: wages

Study: Federal Regulations Have Made America 72% Poorer

Study: Federal Regulations Have Made America 72% Poorer

Government up to a certain point can be a boon to an economy. Laws that protect our rights, and provide a legal process for settling disputes, allow for a stable environment in which commerce can flourish. Beyond a certain point, government is a burden. And a new study from economists John Dawson at Appalachian State

Life Is Less Expensive In North Dakota

According to prototype data from the federal government, North Dakota is among the cheapest places to live in the country. While some North Dakotans may grumble a bit about that – a roaring economy and soaring personal incomes are driving prices for goods, services and housing up in the state – it’s absolutely true that

Is It The Government's Place To Pick And Choose?

The City of Minot will be getting another Walmart location thanks to the city council approving the store’s plans to build it. The location will be on the north side of the city, which will be nice for the folks who live there. For a long time the commerce centers of the centers have been

Wages For North Dakota Women Grow Faster Than Men, Democrat "War On Women" Narrative Hardest Hit

I was floored when, earlier this year, North Dakota Democrats adopted an official resolution stating that women in North Dakota face “emergent danger…by simply being women in this state.” Not just danger, mind you, but emergent danger. As in urgent danger. That’s a little hard to swallow. One could argue that the influx of young

What's Wrong With Goodwill Using A Minimum Wage Exception To Employ Disabled People?

There is an exception to the minimum wage laws which allow companies to pay disabled workers less than the legal minimum. Now Goodwill, the national thrift shop chain, is coming under fire for using that exception: In a recent investigation for Watchdog.org, I reported that a majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay

Only The Government Could Lose Money Selling Booze To Football Fans

From the “you can’t make this stuff up” department: The University of Minnesota lost almost $16,000 last year on alcohol sales at home football games, despite selling more than $900,000 worth of beer and wine. The school released the figures to the Associated Press after a records request, which showed it incurred significant expenses from

Democrat Senator Wants To Know Why The Minimum Wage Isn't $22 Per Hour

“If we started in 1960, and we said that, as productivity goes up — that is, as workers are producing more — then the minimum wage is going to go up the same,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren to University of Massachusetts professor economics Arindrajit Dube in a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education,

Obama's Tariff On Low-Wage Labor

George Mason Professor of Economics Donald Boudreaux asks President Obama to justify his proposal for increasing minimum wages with his policy of inflating the price of imported goods with tariffs: Dear Mr. Obama: In this year’s State of the Union Show you called for the hourly minimum-wage to be raised from $7.25 to $9.00. That’s

Happy Valentine's Day: Unions Exempted From Anti-Stalking Laws

I wasn’t aware of this, but according to Americans for Tax Reform unions in several states have managed to get themselves exempted from anti-stalking laws. From Reuters: Every state has made stalking a crime. These laws help protect people who might otherwise live in fear. Yet labor unions have successfully, and disconcertingly, lobbied to be

ND House Shoots Down $13 Million Child Care Subsidy

Today the state House debate amendments to HB1422, which is a bill related to child care services. North Dakota has a serious problem with shortages in child care services. There aren’t enough day cares to provide services for the influx of families and workers to the state, and new day cares are having a hard

Top