In last nights State of the Union address President Obama made a case for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour.  The wailing and gnashing of teeth on the internet this morning was pathetic.  “It’s an invisible tax”, “We’ll have to lay people off or go out of business!”, “It will make inflation skyrocket!”, “If those people want to be paid more they should get an education!”.  I am here to say an unapologetic BULLSHIT to all of these, but more importantly to address the issue of what wages should be in a capitalist economy and how they should be set.  But first I want to address each of these claims individually. Read More

Hey Everybody, thanks for visiting my site. I hope this becomes more than a place for me to post my views, I hope it can be a place where constructive discussion can occur. For this reason I am banning the words republican, democrat, conservative, and liberal. These words divide us and make it easy to put people into boxes and assume that we know what they think rather than actually listening to them. Read More

“Many forms of Gov­ern­ment have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pre­tends that democ­racy is per­fect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democ­racy is the worst form of Gov­ern­ment except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…” – Winston Churchill