Well, without knowing the language I suppose it might compile, but I'm pretty sure it'd croak on the third statement.
Not sure it's all that big of a deal, really. The USA has a history of ignoring the inconvenient parts of trade deals or any rulings against them, anyway.
...who immediately thought of Harry Harrison's "I Always Do What Teddy Says"?
> Is it really that hard to grasp that concept?
And then with more people with more money, businesses respond by raising prices until $15 no longer has the buying power it used to.
Why'd you stop your analysis half way?
Because these businesses have no competition that will underprice them by a bit and take all their customers?
You can tinker a little with the law of supply and demand, like this would, but you can't repeal it altogether.
To be fair, eventually that $15 won't have the same buying power, just as the $1.60 per hour 1968 Federal Minimum Wage no longer has the buying power it did back then (4 to 5 gallons of gas or packs of cigarettes, or 16 soft drinks or candy bars, or 10 comic books, or 2 paperback books, or a fast food meal for 2, or movie tickets for 2, etc.)
But that's eventually, not instantaneously, and in the meantime, it can do some good and stimulate local economies.
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Wasn't it an economist who said something like "In the long term, we're all dead."?
It would most likely have some influence on my thinking about him and about the regard in which his party held him then and later.
Did they also sacrifice Goldwater to Johnson to pave the way for the return of Nixon?
In fairness, the point is made that the price is printed on the cover so he can't exceed that.
Security's motto: We break stuff, put ALL the burden on the users, walk away AND we get paid for it!
This is pretty much what happens when "Security" is a separate business group. Security-oriented admin groups can usually manage to balance security versus operational requirements, but if your only job is making things more secure and there's zero penalty for making things non-functional, well... honestly, I'd probably do the same thing.
At least, assuming these tweets are ranked appropriately.
Down near the bottom, with the ad spammers.
But really... what the fuck, Google? The most "useful" kinds of tweets are the ones who reference the authoritative material that you'd want to see instead of any tweet about it. As a means to add to the page rank of good (i.e. referenced) pages tweets might be valuable, but otherwise twitter activity is pretty much the definition of irrelevant.
There's a comic book store up there, or maybe it's in San Francisco, that's complaining, but another way of looking at it is that there are actually too many comic book stores in the area for the demand and that the workers have been subsidizing the customers before now.
I'm not saying the store owner might not have an actual problem, but apparently he's not anticipating any increase in demand for his merchandise despite more people in the community having more money available to spend.
If your store is easier for someone to get to than is Wal-Mart or the like, or they like the service better than waiting half an hour for an "associate" to happen by, maybe with that extra per hour in their pockets some of these people will decide it's worth it to go to your place instead and spend the time saved with the family they see so little of because of working all the time.
People on the low end of the pay scales who get extra money spend it, which boosts the local economy, which means more jobs as more staff are hired to handle the increased business, which means even more spending which boosts the local economy which means more jobs....
It's why massive borrowing at near zero interest rates to spend on massive amounts of infrastructure repair and creation would actually be a good idea, because more people would have paychecks to spend locally.
Did they let Reagan in on that when he was running in '76?
Or just keep him in the dark?
Now where would the entertainment value in that be?
Finally something you kids can agree on!
You did see that DR was using the sarcasm font, right?
I feel like a school janitor sometimes...
3 (different) house keys, shed key, car key/dongle, minivan key, van key, carabiner, Gerber Curve, bottle opener, sparkplug gapper (AKA flat screwdriver which fits everything), nano LED light.
That's all I can remember, anyway.