Economics 101: Maybe going on strike for higher wages when your jobs are already being replaced by robots isn’t the wisest idea

From USA Today: Thousands of fast-food workers strike; arrests made By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY 6:47 p.m. EDT September 4, 2014 The fast-food industry suffered some image indigestion Thursday when more than 430 workers demonstrating for higher wages in dozens of cities were arrested, organizers estimate. Those arrested included Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in West …

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Economics 101: Labor Day and the American economy under President Obama

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Five years after recession, American workers are scared, cautious, and worse off By Jane M Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:08 AM When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby.His ex-wife, living in Texas, …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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From Around the Blogroll

Following North Carolina House House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the Republican senatorial primary, Sister Toldjah noted incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s decision to go for broke and “fully embrace” Obaminablecare. Most polls show that the wholly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unpopular, but, as I have said previously, the only polls which …

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Our edumacation professionals

I seem to recall that our public school teachers are claiming that they need to be paid more because they are professionals, damn it! I never knew that professionals didn’t know what they should wear, but apparently my ignorance is showing. At what point in time did it become necessary to tell teachers to wear …

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Economics 101: If you don’t have the money, then you don’t have the money!

Philadelphia is a union town, no doubt about that. The various labor unions control most construction in the city, and virtually all of the city government is unionized. But the unions aren’t very happy right now. At the annual Labor Day parade yesterday, held in the rain, the unions expressed their dissatisfaction with Mayor Michael …

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I am sure it’s just a coincidence that the Democrats have run the city of Detroit for eons

From The Wall Street Journal: Detroit Files Biggest U.S. Municipal Bankruptcy Emergency Manager Orr Seeks to Liquidate Assets to Satisfy Creditors By Matthew Dolan | Updated July 18, 2013, 5:47 p.m. ET The city of Detroit filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday afternoon, making the automobile capital and onetime music powerhouse the country’s largest-ever …

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Economics 101: Hostess arises from the ashes, and goes non-union

At THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL, we paid some attention to the demise of Hostess Brands. Now comes this, from Sister Toldjah: New maker of Twinkies: Non-union workers will be used to restart plants Posted by: ST on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm Let the OUTRAGE!!!!!!! begin: The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and …

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