Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage’

October 11th, 2021 - 12:19 pm § in Economics, Politics

Economist wins Nobel Prize for debunking GOP arguments

“A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas,” NBC News reported on Monday, October 11[...]

March 23rd, 2018 - 1:23 am § in Misc.

Where the (low wage) jobs go

Just because you get rid of illegal migrant workers doesn’t mean you get the jobs back. Minimum wages are fair, but may not be efficient Automation  is getting better with time and unskilled labor doesn’t.    Knut Robert Knutsen  FACEBOOK The “no citizen will do the work”[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 7:27 am § in The Ave Scene

UW Report of Minimum Wage Law in Seattle Loss of Jobs Disputed by U Cal Researcher

Last week, two reports on Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance reached opposite conclusions.  Researchers at the University of Washington found that  Seattle’s minimum wage is costing jobs.  A second report, requested by the the Mayor’s Office, claimed that the UW study was false. The Universit[...]

February 6th, 2016 - 11:09 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

PODCAST: $15 wage

When Nick Hanauer first brought up the idea of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, many (including Forbes magazine), called his theory insane. In this episode, we talk with civic leaders about the adoption of Seattle’s revolutionary $15 minimum wage and why this (not-so) crazy idea has spread[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Needs Cooks!

Seattle has an explosive new growth of chefs.  Seems as if every new Seattle restaurant has an eager wannabe James Beard finalists.  … it is getting hard to find a place that just serves a good meal! As the Washington Post discusses, these elitist chefs need someone to .. well to cook! R[...]

January 5th, 2016 - 1:46 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Challenge

How many examples of hypocrisy can you find in this bureaucratic, self serving, missive?[...]

August 4th, 2015 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

The Minimum Wage: A Sexist Issue.


July 1st, 2015 - 11:26 am § in Misc., Politics

Why the rich are doing great while the middle class isn’t

“There are several reasons why the top 1% has done so much better, says Josh Bivens, EPI’s research and policy director. These include tax cuts for the rich, deregulation of Wall Street and big increases in executive compensation. At the same time, the weakening of unions and the failure[...]