Labor Unions

Will Raising the Minimum Wage Lift Full Time Workers Out of Poverty?

The claim that the current minimum wage leaves full time workers in poverty is factually flawed.

- October 08, 2015

Government Permission to Work

Americans are concerned about too few jobs and too little economic growth. Ending occupational licensure would address both issues.

- September 03, 2015

Obama Administration Declares War on Franchisors and Subcontractors

This union-backed regulation will set the labor market back forty years.

- September 02, 2015

How Not to Help Sweatshop Workers

You hear that H&M buys shirts from a factory in Bangladesh that works its employees long hours under harsh conditions and low pay. What’s the moral thing to do?

- September 02, 2015

Thank Capitalism for the Weekend!

Maximum-workweek laws hurt workers and businesses — and we don't need them to get time off. 

- August 28, 2015

Will Robots Put Everyone Out of Work?

Machines might substitute for labor in the short term, but in the long term they complement labor and increase its productivity.

- August 20, 2015

What's at Stake in the War on Contractors

A new front in the war on the sharing economy threatens the whole elegant, beautiful system. 

- August 14, 2015

Does America Ban Immigration?

For people without a college degree or a close American relative, the Statue of Liberty’s “Golden Door” is almost completely shut.

- July 31, 2015

Why Unions Want to Ban MMA

The Bootleggers and Baptists behind America’s only ban on mixed-martial arts.

- July 27, 2015

New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps

"Fight for $15" scores a victory for robots and unions against immigrants and young people. 

- July 23, 2015

Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It.

The Greek government couldn’t comply with its creditors’s demands even if it wanted to — and it doesn’t.

- July 13, 2015

Texas Will Stop Putting Kids in Jail for Skipping School

Nearly 100,000 kids end up in criminal court for truancy every year.

- June 24, 2015

Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back

Capitalism is a brutal competition, but it's supposed to have neutral referees — but sometimes the refs decide to play for one side.

- June 23, 2015

Donald Trump's Immigration Position Is as Fringe as His Campaign

The Trump sideshow is the last gasp of the anti-immigrant movement in the GOP.

- June 18, 2015

California Government Puts Uber on Blocks

The fate of a vast number of companies is at stake. The future is at stake.

- June 17, 2015

There Is No "Nationwide Crime Wave" ?— But Baltimore Is in Trouble

Cherry-picked and misleading data are being used to create a nonexistent crime wave. 

- June 12, 2015

A Shrine to a Socialist Demagogue

A tourist in Nicaragua finds what’s left of "21st Century Socialism."

- June 08, 2015

Trans Pacific Partnership Is about Control, Not Free Trade

The trade agreement is a trojan horse for exporting US special interests' agenda abroad. 

- June 04, 2015

Labor Unions Create Unemployment: It’s a Feature, Not a Bug

Why are the same labor unions that supported a minimum wage hike now fighting to be exempt from it?

- June 03, 2015

A Simple Question for Minimum Wage Advocates

Wage controls are restrictions on workers —? what if we acted like it?

- May 27, 2015

LA Unions Demand Exemption from $15 Minimum Wage They Created

Unions want to "give workers the freedom" to negotiate their own pay ?— but only if those workers are paying union dues.

- May 26, 2015

Los Angeles Pummels the Poor

Everyone intuitively knows the truth here: this law will hurt the unemployed and marginal workers. 

- May 20, 2015

Police Unions Say Demilitarization Puts Cops at Risk. They’re Wrong.

Don’t believe the unions’ hype. Cops don’t need battlefield gear to keep the peace or keep themselves safe. 

- May 19, 2015

Venezuela Moves to Natonalize Food, Ration Medicine, Kill Comedy

Price controls led to shortages, shortages to rationing, rationing to nationalization, and you can't even laugh about it anymore.

- May 11, 2015

Reich Is Wrong on the Minimum Wage

Robert Reich’s video is infected, from start to finish, with too many other errors to count.

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