Labor and Wages

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Why the Minimum Wage Is so Bad for Young Workers

Labor and Wages

Blog01/02/2020

Studies have shown that the amount of money paid in the low-wage labor market declined overall as a result of minimum wage hikes.

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Three Ways to Increase Workers' Wages

Labor and Wages

Blog01/01/2020

Many hourly employees in every state are paid higher than they are legally required to be, not because employers are generous, but because of worker productivity and competition over scarce labor.

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Three Arguments Debunking Marx’s Labor Theory of Value

Labor and WagesSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/21/2019

As dismissive as many of us would like to be toward Marx’s thoroughly debunked labor theory of value, it still holds currency among today’s budding socialists.

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How Unions Reduce Real Wages

Labor and WagesMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/17/2019

The actual policies that labor unions have systematically followed from the beginning of their existence have in fact reduced the real wages of the workers as a whole below what they would otherwise have been.

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When the Communists Abolished the Weekend

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog12/09/2019

By abolishing the weekend, the Soviets were in one move able to strike a blow against both families and religious institutions. All that was left was the state — and state-mandated labor.

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Ocasio-Cortez is Wrong: We're Not Working 80-Hour Weeks Now

Labor and Wages

Blog11/07/2019

Some politicians are sure that even average Americans are working more grueling hours than ever. On average we have more leisure time than ever now, and working hours are down over the past 20 years.

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California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate, New Census Data Shows

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog10/29/2019

The high cost of living in California — fueled by government regulations and taxes on the middle class — means the state now has some of the worst poverty and homelessness of any state.

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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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Why "Worker Exploitation" Is a Myth

Labor and Wages

Blog10/14/2019

Workers get paid now, but the capitalists only get paid if there is a profit. This is why workers aren't paid 100 percent of the value of their output. For them, there is far less risk than for the capitalist.

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The Hidden Costs of a Universal Basic Income

Labor and Wages

Blog10/10/2019

Supporters of the universal basic income claim it ends dependence on markets, bosses, family, and bureaucrats. But it doesn't eliminate dependence. It only transfers dependence to the central state.

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