Freedom Conspiracy

Gary Greenberg's political blog: Promoting Agoranism, a system of political organization based on free trade, private ownership of property, voluntary contracts, and no soverreign governments.

The Minimum Wage is Always Zero

A major impact of the minimum wage laws is the large number of people that will be thrown out of work. A Congressional Budget Office study in 2014 indicated that a minimum wage increase to $9 an hour would cost 100,000 jobs, and an increase to $10.10 would result in the loss of over 500,000 jobs. Those are nation-wide figures. For people laid off due to minimum wage hikes, the minimum wage is always zero. And many lives will be thoroughly destroyed by the loss of the marginal income that enabled families to survive.

Often overlooked in these analyses and debates is that it is not only minimum wage earners who get thrown out of work, but also includes a large percentage of people who earn more than the minimum wage because management can no longer afford the differential between different pay levels for different skill sets.

In 2018, the NYC minimum wage went up to $13 an hour in the hospitality industry and had a devasting impact on the restaurant industry. In 2019, the rate goes to $15 an hour. Have you noticed the rapidly increased use of ordering kiosks in fast-food restaurants that replace many workers? Some places are now experimenting with automated burger-flippers. Wonder where that will lead.

It’s often argued that the low minimum wage does not pay enough for an individual’s survival. That people still take the jobs is evidence that this is not the case. In many instances, the wages received are increments to a family income that includes family members with other sources of income, sometimes from jobs that pay more than the minimum wage.

Let the WWII round-ups begin again

National Socialist parakeet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Bernie-sis liberal running for Congress in NYC, says we should follow America’s WWII blueprint for defeating the enemies of climate cargo cultists. A key element of America’s WWII blueprint involved the Democratic party (through President Roosevelt) rounding up over 100,000 Americans on racial grounds (Japanese backgrounds) and throwing them into internment camps, with no hearings or guidelines for determining whether any of the detainees were security threats.

The Democratic base (dominated by climate cultists) has openly designated Caucasians as a deplorable people who, among other crimes,  oppose the Ocasio-Cortez war footing on climate control. Ask many (most?) of them and I am sure they will propose that these Caucasians be locked away in gulags and sent to carbon-neutral gas ovens.

Sorry, but I won’t get aboard that train.

Socialism, by definition, equals slavery. Well isn’t that idealistic?

Recent studies show that our ill-educated millennials think that socialism is cool. I don’t think they know what socialism is. They seem to think its some sort of system where Mom and Dad, or the next door neighbor, work at their favorite fun jobs while subsidizing the kid who wants to hang out with the BFFs at the café, sipping coffee made from only the most expensive beans, or nightclub hop while checking their social media and Instagramming their lovely cocktail, or expound to whoever will listen about what a rotten job their better-educated parents made of the world, or furiously argue over which movie or pop song was coolest. Oops.

Given how idealistic these folks are, I thought I would help them understand where there ideals lead.
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Antifa or Antefa?: Let me help you with the spelling

Across the country, primarily on campuses and in urban environments, violent racist psychotic thugs make war against human freedom. Calling themselves Antifa they combine Hitler’s socialist economic policies with his race-identity politics, and sharing his goal of sending tens of millions of “deplorable” inhabitants, defined by their ethnic or religious characteristics, to the gas chambers and/or gulags.

Given the conflict between their self-chosen name and their political beliefs, it occurred to me that these ill-educated terrorists may have accidentally misspelled their group identity, not aware that there was a difference between Antifa and Antefa. The latter means, per their nomenclature, “before Fascism.” That makes much more sense. Correcting the spelling more accurately identifies them as the “Fascist Vanguard” seeking to bring Hitler’s philosophy to the United States. These aren’t “neo-Nazis”; they are “paleo-Nazis,” and should be treated as such.

Given their influence on the Democratic Party, it’s not surprising that Sen Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a new economic program that is virtually indistinguishable from the classic fascist economic policies of Hitler and Mussolini. It’s time for the Democratic Party to start cleaning house and rid itself of its growing horde of stormtroopers marinating in Hitler’s worst political sauces.