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CapitalismLabor and WagesTaxes and Spending
Spain's government is attempting to levy a wealth tax ostensibly to be "in solidarity with the poor." Because wealth taxes ultimately help lower real wages, there will be more poor people to share in the "solidarity."
Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History
The modern progressive narratives claim that the wealth of the West and especially of the USA was built upon the backs of slaves. In fact, slavery retarded economic growth.
Labor and WagesValue and Exchange
There is only one way to improve the standard of living for the wage-earning masses: increased capital investment.
Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLabor and Wages
Despite the decree from the federal government that labor is not a "commodity" or an "article of commerce," Leonard Read knew better.
Big GovernmentLabor and WagesLegal System
Not satisfied with putting thousands of people out of work with its infamous AB 5 legislation, California lawmakers now are going after fast-food businesses.
InflationLabor and WagesUnemployment
In a recent speech, President Joe Biden blamed inflation on businesses raising prices and told them that they needed to lower their business costs -- but boost wages. You do the math.
Free MarketsLabor and WagesPraxeologyValue and Exchange
Arguments for equal pay are popular in our body politic, but what happens if some of those arguments are based upon the faulty logic of the labor theory of value?
Labor and Wages
Opponents of markets claim that worker wages have not kept up with worker productivity. This incorrect claim is based on two mistakes in estimating wages.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages
Workers should have the freedom to take their time off when they need it most. Official government holidays don't actually mean more time off. They just mean less flexibility.
In real life, the labor market includes government employers. So the fundamental question is whether or not a laborer can morally seek out the highest wage offered by all employers.