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Everything posted by Muda69

  1. By all means please provide a comprehension list of these "sins", as defined by the Christian Holy Bible.
  2. No Dante, yours did. But you go right on believing your are right. After all you are a supposed educational professional.
  3. David Koch, Billionaire Conservative Philanthropist Dies: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/david-koch-billionaire-conservative-philanthropist-dies/ Methinks some here on the GID will be overjoyed by this news.
  4. Looks like your English teacher failed you as well. I didn't know the U.S. Constitution was written in Old English, as you intimated in your original statement.
  5. Just because you and your students refuse to learn and understand Old English is no reason to throw the document out.
  6. For me a break in this hot, humid weather means a rare opportunity to go hiking/backpacking for the weekend. I'll be in the woods, not in the stands. Sorry.
  7. I know you are joking, but you may not want to go there. At least that is what I was told growing up.
  8. True. You have/are probably going to receive far more from the ponzi scheme than you ever paid in.
  9. Yes, he did. Your continued disparaging remarks of a dead man who knew more about history and government than you obviously every will is duly noted. Do you teach your students that the founders fathers were in effect arch-villains? What is your true history of slavery in the United States, gonzo?
  10. Since I don't have that sweet, sweet, SS money stuffed underneath my mattress like you do such an expense is currently beyond my means, Mr. Huskie.
  11. As part of its ambitious “1619” inquiry into the legacy of slavery, The New York Times revives false 19th century revisionist history about the American founding.: https://reason.com/2019/08/21/the-founders-were-flawed-the-nation-is-imperfect-the-constitution-is-still-a-glorious-liberty-document/ Agreed. Methinks this New York Times series is but another effort to popularize and push reparations on the general public. As one of the comments to this commentary states: "Let’s not be deceived about the real purpose of this series: There is a presidential election in fifteen months, the incumbent president is a Republican, the Democrats lost the last presidential election because African-American voters did not turn out in the numbers they did in 200 and 2012, and the Democrats and their allies in the media are bound and determined not to let that happen again. Thus, the incessant drumbeat about racism, white supremacy, reparations, and the legacy of slavery. Which is not to say that the incumbent Republican president doesn’t play into their hands by providing constant fodder for his opponents. But there clearly is a reason this “1619 Project” was not published during the Obama years."
  12. https://reason.com/2019/08/20/americans-spend-nearly-as-much-on-illegal-drugs-as-they-do-on-booze-which-shows-what-a-ripoff-prohibition-is/ Yet the War on Peop.... err Drugs continues. The government shouldn't have any business telling an adult individual what they can't put into their body.
  13. Baloney. Did you even read the article? Government regulation/zoning is the primary culprit here, not a limited supply of land.
  14. So you have objective data showing that all school-aged children should not work at jobs outside of the home? Is so, links please?
  15. https://reason.com/2019/08/19/the-rent-is-too-damn-high-and-its-going-to-stay-that-way/#comments Agreed. Onerous government regulation and zoning is causing this problem. "
  16. 24/7? I have a sixteen year old nephew who recently got a job at a local restaurant working something like 20 hours week, mostly after school. It's decent experience for him in the 'real world' and puts some spending money in this pocket.
  17. New Study Defending NYC’s Minimum Wage Law is Fake News: https://mises.org/wire/new-study-defending-nyc’s-minimum-wage-law-fake-news It went on to project further job losses based on industry survey data: As AEI's Mark Perry noted, "it usually takes an economic recession to cause year-over-year job losses at NYC's full-service restaurants." In related news, we’ve seen significant growth in automation in cities like New York, in part due to the increasing cost of labor. Once again we see policies passed in the name of helping workers end up just benefiting businesses that can afford the upfront cost of automation, explaining decisions like Amazon’s recent expansion of their cashier-less grocery stores. .... Minimum Wage and Youth Unemployment Lastly, left entirely unaddressed in the study is any attempt to measure the costs of minimum wage increases on those most vulnerable to its effects, such as young workers without resumes, and those who are re-entering the workforce. As politicians arbitrarily increase the minimum wage, these are the workers at greatest risk of being priced out of the market. As such, we’d expect to see higher unemployment rates for these workers. The data suggests that this is precisely what we see. In July, national youth unemployment (16-24 year olds) was at 8.5%. The most recent data I can find for New York City youth unemployment is from 2017, showing the city unemployment rate for 20-24 year-olds was at almost 16%. To try to get a better comparison, national youth unemployment in 2017 averaged at 9.3%. Still, the NYC data’s focus on 20-24 year-olds means that a true apples-for-apples comparison of 16-24 year-olds would likely result in a much higher unemployment rate given that, nationally, the unemployment rate for 16-19 year-olds is substantially higher than their (relative) elders. While the disproportionally high NYC youth unemployment rates may not be entirely driven by minimum wage laws, basic economic analysis would suggest it plays a significant role in what the Brookings Institute has described as a looming “urban youth unemployment crisis.” Naturally, cities are responding not by ending their intervention in labor markets, but by creating new government programs. With that, a new opportunity for a bad economic study has been created.
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