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Comment: End of Extended Unemployment Bennies (Score 0) 778

by MyDirtIsRed (#47493625) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth
The growth rate also correlates quite well with the end of extended unemployment benefits. By raising the minimum wage, you've further increased the gap between the safety net and gainful employment, and thus given people more incentive to actually go and find work. More people working leads to capital actually creating value rather than being moved back and forth between the public and private piles. Good news, in general. However, we are talking about an awfully small sample size (a quarter, maybe two?). It will be interesting to see the data in a couple of years, assuming no major national or worldwide economic dislocation occurs, which, given the length of time that has expired since the last one and the cycles on which these things run, may very likely be just around the corner.

Comment: IT'S THE KOCH BROTHERS' FAULT!!! (Score 0) 279

by MyDirtIsRed (#46497843) Attached to: The Billionaires Privatizing American Science
"the growing hostility to science in popular rhetoric"

Seriously?

Cue the angry response to my comment from some GRA in an environmental science department at an institution of high esteem, who has never held a job outside of the academe, who once read an article on MoJo that illustrated how the Koch brothers are funneling $10 trillion a week into a subliminal messaging system that broadcasts anti-"climate change" propaganda via episodes of 'Duck Dynasty', and who thus claims that their research is subject to 'growing hostility'.

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?

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