[Ed.: This is great news for the Legion of Boom and “The Canceller”. ‘Hawks fans are happy to have him through the end of the decade! Go ‘Hawks!]
[Ed.: Is it any wonder that the City of Seattle needs to cook the books to make the $15 Minimum Wage story jive? Of course it doesn’t work because it’s ECONOMICS. Oh wait, you have a councilmember that’s a PhD in Economics that should know this wouldn’t work like it was pitched. What? She’s the one that was actually pushing for doubling the minimum wage in Seattle? Someone needs to have their credentials taken away because clearly any real college or university wouldn’t teach this sort of drivel. Yes, I’m talking to you NC State Wolfpack!]
If Seattle’s $15 minimum wage experiment is the ‘canary in the coal mine,’ other cities should proceed with caution | Carpe Diem Blog
A University of Washington team studying the law’s effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it took effect in 2015, but that it also caused a 9 percent reduction in hours worked, The Seattle Times reported (https://goo.gl/G1Vr64 ). Seattle was one of the first U.S. cities to adopt a $15 minimum wage law, and its experience is being closely watched as other cities have followed suit and as advocates push for a higher federal minimum wage.
[Ed.: It was on this topic that we learned that Kshama Sawant has a Ph.D. from NC State in Economics. We would have bet any amount of money that her education could not have remotely encountered anything approaching economic literacy. Perhaps this is a fantastic reason not to attend NC State’s school of Economics. I know I would certainly not send my son or daughter here because it’s clear this education is inferior at best and at worst downright destructive.]
[Ed.: The idiocy knows no bounds. Makes you wonder if she ever read Animal Farm… I seriously doubt she has ever taken an economics class or understands how the free market works… What a complete economic illiterate.]
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.
U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik‘s ruling comes after he heard arguments last week in a case brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He said his decision is not an indication of how he will ultimately rule.
“The issues raised in this litigation are novel, they are complex, and they reside at the intersection of national policies that have been decades in the making,” Lasnik wrote. “The public will be well-served by maintaining the status quo while the issues are given careful judicial consideration as to whether the city’s well-meaning ordinance can survive the scrutiny our laws require.”
[Ed.: Government control of something that’s none of their damn business is not “well meaning”. Seattle needs to let the out-dated and out-moded taxi services just die a slow and painful death and adjust their budget not to rely on the revenue they derive therefrom. Taxi companies did not change with the times and make their services easier and more convenient to order up, therefore they must be purged. Spending taxpayer monies to protect an income stream that economics have already determined is going the way of the Dodo bird is the height of municipal foolishness.]