How can you live without a minimum wage?


Walter
#1
Ask the Swiss.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/bu...rgin.html?_r=0
 
Sal
#2
interesting...

what does this mean:
Quote:

“A majority of Swiss has always thought, and still seems to think, that liberal economic principles are the basis of their model of success.”

do they have really good social nets?
 
Walter
+1
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

interesting...

what does this mean:

do they have really good social nets?

Small L liberal as in classic liberal: laissez-faire economics.
 
Sal
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Small L liberal as in classic liberal: laissez-faire economics.

thanks Walter
 
bill barilko
+1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Small L liberal as in classic liberal: laissez-faire economics.

And a rifle in every closet.
 
Corduroy
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You can also ask Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. The answer is collective bargaining, comrade.
 
Cliffy
+2
#7
 
petros
+1
#8
Get an education.
 
captain morgan
+1
#9
Way too late for that
 
taxslave
+2
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Boy is that ever upside down.
 
BornRuff
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

You can also ask Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. The answer is collective bargaining, comrade.

Yup. They may not have an official minimum wage, but they have strong labor contracts that set effective minimum wages sector by sector, which creates effective minimum wages much higher than you see in Canada or the US.
 
damngrumpy
+1
#12
Ever notice they all have us spouting we're all in this together?
We have to be aware not to be greedy and made too many demands?
What about the huge profit margins and bonuses some are getting
while professing everyone else is greedy
The big guys have no problem with multimillion dollar payments every
year they have no problem getting more than their share yet everyone
else should sacrifice. We need to open a discussion about labor,
everything from wages to working conditions and establish some kind
of order in the system
 
Kreskin
#13
We would all be better off if the government paid everyone $15 per hour not to eat that garbage.
 
Blackleaf
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Ask the Swiss.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/bu...rgin.html?_r=0

Or just ask anyone in Britain pre-1999, when the Blair Government introduced it here.

How EVER did we do without it?


 

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