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Gentry Liberalism in San Francisco

The urban business elite don’t notice the downsides of minimum wage hikes.

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Retail in a Tailspin

This is the wrong time to raise the minimum wage.

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The Great Wage Experiment of 2017

Even though the GOP gained power across the board in last November’s elections, the economic left will start to enjoy the fruits of one major policy victory it secured over several years of hard-fought campaigning.

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The Robot Subsidy Act

A pink slip for workers, and subsidy for the high tech sector.

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The Replacement Continues

We don’t need laws against robots or progress, but we don’t need laws that artificially hasten the elimination of low-skilled employment either.

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Blue Contradictions Coming to the Fore

California moves to hike minimum wage just as the Obama administration warns that low-skilled jobs are highly vulnerable to automation.

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California Plays With Fire

For depressed rural counties, California’s proposed $15 minimum wage is an existential threat.

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How Much Job Loss Is Too Much?

A new paper estimates that recent minimum wage increases have cost about 100,000 to 200,000 jobs nationally.

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Wal-Mart Woes: Perils of the Minimum Wage Hike?

If advocates of a $15 national minimum wage were motivated by evidence rather than ideology, then Wal-Mart’s recent stock slide would give them pause.

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Cuomo Moves to Destroy Upstate New York Economy

A $15 minimum wage sends a clear message to business: Sell New York bonds, stop hiring poor people, and see what you can do to move your company to a more welcoming state.

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Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

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The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.


The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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