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Real Living Wage And Other Stuff

Wanna know what raises wages? A healthy and competitive job and labor market.

Wanna know what’s wrong with efforts, like Seattle’s, to impose a so-called “living wage”? It’s a meddlesome attempt to gain the benefit of higher wages without the necessary hard work of building a healthy job market, and we all know what economic meddling does, and it ain’t pretty.

From The Daily Signal: Why One Walmart In North Dakota Is Paying $17.40 An Hour

If you’re going to participate in one of the increasingly popular crowd-funding programs out there, avoid Indiegogo. Accusations surrounding a project which claimed to be able to reliably measure blood sugar levels through the skin (no blood required) have shown at least one fact: Indiegogo values money more than honesty and transparency, and they will not investigate something that’s paying them.

From Pando.com: The Sordid History And Ongoing Drama Of the Healbe GoBe

Do Not Track is the internet equivalent of the Do Not Call registry. Your browser holds up a flag to any and all sites saying that you prefer not to be tracked across sites. Kinda like the Do Not Call list, not everybody obeys your request. Yahoo has just decided your preferences put too big a crimp on their advertising revenue, and so have decided to stop following users Do Not Track preferences. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a browser plugin that explicitly blocks tracking cookies and ads from sites that refuse to honor Do Not Track, including Yahoo now.

From The Verge: Starting Today Yahoo Will Not Honor Do Not Track Settings

Reason.com warns not to limit Cantor’s loss to his stance on Immigration. Faced with growing divergence with the Tea Party which has provided most of the energy for the party in recent years:

In other words, Cantor represents big government conservativism in its most fulsome manifestation. And it’s this package of B.S., not anything related to immigration, that has driven voter identification with the GOP down to 25 percent according to Gallup. Until Republicans understand that they cannot mix libertarianish rhetoric about reducing the size, scope, and spending of government with a massive buildup of spending and regulation and a buttinsky, intolerant attitude toward social issues, they will keep losing elections.

Democrats had better listen up too:

News flash: Voters dislike Republicans (and Democrats, too) not despite their policies and the way they wield power but because of their policies and the way they wield power.

From Reason.com: Hey Republicans: If You Reduce Cantor’s Loss to Immigration Reform, You Will Keep Losing

To wrap things up, because the World Cup is now officially on:

You Cannot…

…bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

Reverend William John Henry Boetcker

A concise description of the conservative viewpoint.

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