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Comment Re:minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 1) 519

You're living in fantasy land. Here in reality minimum wage crushes the workforce:

In this paper, we investigate the impact of the minimum wage on restaurant closures using data from the San Francisco Bay Area. We find suggestive evidence that an increase in the minimum wage leads to an overall increase in the rate of exit. This paper presents several new findings. First, we provide suggestive evidence that higher minimum wage increases overall exit rates among restaurants, where a $1 increase in the minimum wage leads to approximately a 4 to 10 percent increase in the likelihood of exit, although statistical significance falls with the inclusion of time-varying county-level characteristics and city-specific time trends. This is qualitatively consistent but smaller than what Aaronson et al. (forthcoming) find; they show that a 10 percent raise in the minimum wage increases firm exit by approximately 24 percent from a base of 5.7 percent. Differences in sample and specifications may account for the differences between our study and theirs.

Comment Logical thinkers vs Emotional thinkers (Score 4, Insightful) 339

As this is something that I've thought about for some time. I believe the big reason here is not that people are stupid, or uninformed, I think it's more a matter of where they fall for the fuzzy decisions in life, either on the more logical side of things or emotional. Generally humble, quiet, non abrasive types tend to not evoke the same kinds of emotional response that you would see with charismatic narcissists. A fantastic example of this was the 2012 presidential election, emotions ruled.

Comment Wedded to an outlet? (Score 1) 89

I charge my Oneplus 3 once a day, usually around midnight or later, and start the use cycle again around 7 AM in the morning, everyday. I use the phone nonstop and have no problems with battery drain. Building a smart phone that's useful, with good battery life apparently isn't that hard for the motivated companies.

Comment Re:You forgot to mention their liberal bias (Score 1) 408

How is what you've said not completely bigoted? Blanket attacks on a group of people who you don't like for whatever reason. How do you think your sentence would read if you replaced "conservative republicans" with "african americans" or "gays" or "women", etc. Sure makes you seem like a nasty bigot.

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