Minimum Wage is NOT Fair Wage
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Apr 13, 2017 - 9:46am
Minimum Wage is NOT Fair Wage

Income Inequality is when the best worker gets paid more because that worker produces more.   Every time wage levels are forced above (higher than) the actual value of the work done by an entry-level worker it causes major changes, but the most daunting are that the entry-level worker is then required to do more and have higher qualification/skills which in turn limits job opportunities to lower level workers.  The capacity to produce something of value for a free-market by each human-being around each of us is varied, and sometimes severely limited by an assortment of factors such as location, ritual, culture, society, gender, health, age, disabilities, etc.   Societies and cultures do not have aims to ensure equality, but they sometimes aspire to create fairness.  There will always be the human condition of unequal c…

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A Few Thoughts on Syria

I saw an  article on Medium.     , a very well-regarded thinker on risk,   may be the most capable Army officer of his generation.  He's the guy who won the 73Easting Fight in 1991 and, as the Commander of 3d ACR, he made Tal Afar work (when little else was work…

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:59pm
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The Myth of Good Jobs

A Harvard Report published in 2017 reported that 95% of jobs of about the 10 million jos created from 2009 through 2016 were either part time, contract, temporary or in the gig economy.  These jobs rarely offer benefits and often can be gone in a flash.   One of the other aspects…

Mar 31, 2017 - 1:57pm
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  • - Apr 7, 2017 - 2:37am
  • - by John G
The abortion debate should change

We have a lot of people on both sides of the issue going at each other like an MMA fight and it is even a tad entertaining to those of us who study people and their actions as a hobby but if we take a step back and let go of all the political, partisan bickering there are a lot strong reasons why th…

Apr 3, 2017 - 2:16pm
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According to one report, VP Pence has offered three changes to the repeal bill to win Freedom Caucus support for the Trumpcare bill: Elimination of requirements for what insurers must cover Eliminating coverage for pre-existing medical conditions Eliminating limits on what insurers can charge peopl…

Apr 14, 2017 - 6:20pm
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  • - Apr 22, 2017 - 1:58am
  • - by John G
Good To See WB Back Up After Recent Hiatus

Its great to See WB back up after its recent hiatus.      Sharing the above graphic with you just for giggles and grins. Some are going to love it while others are going to melt down over it.    Trying to write, difficult at this stage, an article to coincide with the upcom…

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:53pm
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We are closing in on three months of Trump-o-Matic. It has been a wild and crazy ride.  Crisis, to calamity, catastrophe to cataclysm. Except instead of the fascist state we feared, we got the Keystone Kops. Which we did not expect.   As we  spend our energy trying to dethr…

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:44am
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  • - Apr 26, 2017 - 4:20am
  • - by John G
The Atomic Cafe

.     A peek into the utter sickness and depravity that are DUHmericans and their much ballyhooed DUHmerican way.    This video contains only footage produced and shot by DUHmericans for DUHmerican consumption. I'm still too shocked and appalled at the level of mendacity and unp…

Apr 14, 2017 - 7:21am
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The rich are just as greedy as you

Greed, according to Webster's Dictionary, is a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed.   Based on the definition above, I contend the rich are as greedy as the poor. After all, Evidence of excess can be seen everywhere.  For example, sailboats come in …

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:31am
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  • - Apr 24, 2017 - 2:35am
  • - by John G

Hello ladies and gentlemen…   I’d deviate a bit. My today’s topic is one of those touchy issues nobody wants to acknowledge in our society. It is also a question to both genders. My question is;   What’s The Solution To Sexism And Harassments Of The Female Gender In…

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Freedom is Not a Zero-Sum Game

This great nation was founded upon the simple concept that “…all men are created equal.” As such the freedoms, each of us inherit stem from natural law and each single individual is granted the same freedoms as his neighbor. If one citizen has a freedom to do a thing, the nex…

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:56am
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A Message To Trump Supporters.

I have decided to comment on Trump's Presidency since it is close to 100 days of him being in office. I will say is that Trump is definitely unfit to be President. This man has no vision for America to push the nation forward and retreating to outdated ideas. I am glad that his wife and son are leav…

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:13pm
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Robots, Workers and Wages

It’s morning in America. We have a president who has sworn to bring back jobs from countries overseas. The corporations are returning to the once-shuttered factories to make things in America again. The former middle class will be returning to work on the assembly lines, they will be making go…

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:49pm
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  • - Apr 22, 2017 - 8:36pm
  • - by John G
Trump, the first 100 and Broken Promises

I was thinking the other day that historically people have rarely been so interrupted or disturbed by a President, their politics or lack thereof.  The policies yes, but not the person themselves.  We just go about our lives and complain. I have never seen such conflict or press on a Presi…

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:01am
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Is Berkeley really so unsafe that consertatives ri…

Recently UC Berkeley prevented Ann Coulter, who is a self proclaimed conservative, from visiting the school as an invited speaker, saying they believed the liberal community would riot violently if they knew where she was speaking.   This reminds me of past threats of racial violence …

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:15pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:43pm
  • - by Bill H.
What changed Us?

The US was for a time a mighty powerhouse of freedom, and liberty.  A vast majority of the population came from Christian or Jewish ancestry, from Europe, and wanted to stay free or at least give it a good try.  And above all, worshiped our Creator.   Most did not belie…

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:46am
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ABORTION: The good old days.

When I was a teenager, Abortion was a felony in New York, and doctors who performed it, were guilty of manslaughter. There was no Planned Parenthood, and girls had no where to go for advice. Some were fortunate enough to have parents or church, or school councilors they could trust, but many only h…

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:44pm
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  • - Mar 31, 2017 - 7:01pm
  • - by EXPAT
Will we allow ourselves to become Cyborgs?

One of the comments in the article says "first it's cool, then it's convenient, then it becomes legally required. Then you're a bad parent if you don't put it on your children, and finally, your kids can't go to school without it." A Swedish company is now implanting their employees with a microc…

Apr 4, 2017 - 2:19pm
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Proudly Made by the Micro Employed

Depending on the source, your industry made between $75 and $99.6 billion dollars just last year, but what’s $20 billion in these times, anyway? Forty percent of your employees are temporary, at least in several of the firms. The industry average is 25% of employees are outsourced and released…

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:32pm
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Why Are the Idiots in Charge?

I must confess.  There are a lot of smart people on WB with great command of issues, fantastic analysis and some good solutions.  I regularly watch Youtube and I am just blown away by how smart people are and how they grasp the complexity of problems I could never hope to.  People lik…

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:25pm
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Fernand Braudel said that capitalism is constituted by a structure of three levels: a lower layer, the wider of an extremely elementary economy and essentially self-contained, which he called living material, the layer of non-economics, soil into the capitalism plant its roots, but which can never p…

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:12pm
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It's 4.30 pm, the Muezzin calls for an early prayer. It wakes me up regularly, and I lie quietly in bed and listen to that mix of religion and the sound of the fan which allows me to sleep in the heat. My room has no windows, so 95F is not uncommon when I go to bed at around 2am usually, not before…

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:07am
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Message to Climate Concerned Millenials

Paying at the checkout at the supermarket, a young assistant suggested to the woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing ba…

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:03pm
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