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Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage’

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, Repugnants

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[...]

June 2nd, 2015 - 7:19 am § in Misc.

Rent affordability map

How much you must earn in each state to afford a 2-bedroom apartment. (From Daily Kos)[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 11:11 pm § in The Ave Scene

Goldy’s golden girl has gone from sizzle to fizzle.

My interest in Kshama Sawant has evolved in a series of posts on TA.  At first, I was hopeful, based on my respect for David Goldstein , that this lady was more than a loud mouth  demagogue.  I thought she might be a really good thing … an intellectual, a trained economist, a socialist  u[...]