Can we reform economic development in Wichita to give us the growth we need? Kansas school test scores, school spending, and how the Wichita district spends your money. Then, who is helped by raising the minimum wage? Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita economic development, Kansas schools and spending, minimum wage
Wichita Eagle labels hold a clue to the newspaper’s attitude, Kansas Democratic Party income tax reckoning, straight-ticket voting could leave some issues unvoted, and how a minimum wage hike would harm the most vulnerable workers. Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita Eagle, Kansas Democrats, Kris Kobach on voting, and the minimum wage
A bill to raise the minimum wage in Kansas will harm the most vulnerable workers, and make it more difficult for low-skill workers to get started in the labor market. Continue reading Kansas minimum wage hike would harm the most vulnerable workers
What are the unseen effects of minimum wage laws? Continue reading Minimum wage laws: Helpful or harmful?
A campaign is started to help Wichitans learn the importance of economic freedom. Continue reading Economic freedom ads debut in Wichita
Those who advocate for a higher minimum wage law appear to have the best interests of workers as their concern. But as is almost always the case when government intervenes into markets, the unintended consequences create more harm than good. Continue reading Minimum wage increase not a solution
There are many examples of how the conventional wisdom regarding regulation is wrong, That wisdom being Republicans and conservatives are in bed with government, seeking to unshackle business from the burden of government regulation. Democrats and liberals, on the other hand, are busily crafting regulations to protect the middle class from the evils of big business. As it turns out, both Democrats and Republicans love creating regulations, and big business loves these regulations. Business often uses government regulation as way to harm its competitors or gain advantage for itself, which is contrary to the principles of free markets and capitalism. Continue reading Regulation for the sake of business
As calls mount to raise the federal minimum wage, we need to remember that this law — as well-intentioned as it may be — is not the solution to unemployment or raising the standard of living of workers.
Continue reading Raising minimum wage not the solution
Business often uses government regulation as way to harm its competitors or gain advantage for itself, which is contrary to the principles of free markets and capitalism. Continue reading The use of regulation by business, contrary to markets
Business often uses government regulation as way to harm its competitors or gain advantage for itself, which is contrary to the principles of free markets and capitalism. Continue reading Regulation supports business, not capitalism and free markets
John Stossel’s most recent television program was titled “The State Against Blacks,” and it dealt with the topics of affirmative action, welfare, and the minimum wage. Continue reading Stossel: The state against blacks
A television show by John Stossel shows how government programs often don’t work as promised and cause unintended and harmful consequences. Continue reading Stossel on politicians’ promises
Today: Free markets, Kansas Governor, Koch Industries, Mike Pompeo, Raj Goyle, Politics, Regulation, Wichita Pachyderm Club, Kansas fourth district, Continue reading Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Friday October 22, 2010
From the November 2007 archives. Since then, the Wichita schools have a new superintendent, and Kansas has raised its minimum wage.
An article in The Wichita Eagle “Plan offers hope for city’s troubled heart” (November 14, 2007) reports on the development of a plan named New Communities Initiative, its goal being the revitalizing of a depressed neighborhood in Wichita. The saddest thing in this article is the realization that there is consideration of a plan for large-scale government intervention to solve problems that are, to a large extent, caused by government itself. Continue reading In Central-Northeast Wichita, government is cause of problem, not solution
Today, the new Kansas minimum wage law takes effect. It’s likely that as employers are required to pay their workers more, some will lose their job.
So now minimum wage supporters have a duty to perform. They need to watch for people who may lose their job and for companies that may close due to this law’s effect. Continue reading Who will watch for Kansas minimum wage victims?
A higher Kansas minimum wage has passed both houses of the Kansas legislature and is waiting for the governor’s signature. Now minimum wage supporters have a duty to perform. It’s likely that as employers are required to pay their workers more, some will lose their job. Continue reading Kansas minimum wage advocates now have a duty
A recent letter in the Wichita Eagle asks these questions: “Who would work for $2.65 an hour? State legislators don’t get paid much, that is true. But would they work for $2.65 an hour? Would they send their sons or daughters to a job that paid that little?”
These questions are intended to stir up sympathy for low-wage workers in Kansas. It is, indeed, not a good situation when someone has such low productivity that they can’t command a very high wage.
Continue reading Kansas minimum wage: wrong questions
Bob Weeks discusses the Kansas minimum wage on the KPTS public affairs television program Kansas Week, February 13, 2009. Continue reading Kansas minimum wage on Kansas Week
A group in Kansas is pressing for raising the state minimum wage. Will raising it help or harm low-wage earners? And are the policy goals — taken in their entirety — of the groups pressing for a higher minimum wage in the best interest of workers? Continue reading Kansas minimum wage
In Kansas, some want the state’s minimum wage to rise to match the federal minimum wage. The Lawrence Journal-World reports on this in its story Lawmakers asked to increase state’s minimum wage.
Continue reading Kansas minimum wage at issue again