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The Future of the Minimum Wage

by Michael on Dec 20, 2013 · 3 comments

While perusing the news with the excellent Zite app the other night, I ran across an interesting article about public sentiment regarding possible changes to the federal minimum wage. It described a “nationally representative” poll that asked if people thought the minimum wage should be raised, lowered, or left alone. […]

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As I write this, we’re less than two hours from a federal government shutdown. By the time you read this, it may have happened (probably) or it may have been averted (unlikely). Or maybe it will have happened and then been resolved. While I consider the most current controversy to […]

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Who is Grover Norquist?

by Michael on Nov 27, 2012

At the risk of wandering off into politics, which I typically try to avoid… It’s hard to turn on the news this week without hearing the name Grover Norquist. Why? Because he has convinced the vast majority of Republican lawmakers to sign a pledge. The pledge in question — the […]

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I debated about writing this, in large part because I think the whole “fiscal cliff” thing is little more than political theater — at least in the near term. That being said, there is so much attention being paid to it that I figured it would be worth putting together […]

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