No, because your proposal is a disingenuous strawman, dick.
As the diseased shithead in the White House keeps screaming in the one semi-factual blathering drop of hate coming from his lips - unemployment’s extremely low, and these restaurants are a very small amount in the overall scheme. If you’re going to start playing this game, why don’t you care about the vastly larger… Read more
Just a reminder that this is LITERALLY THE SAME ARGUMENT SLAVE OWNERS WERE MAKING IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA.
I don’t know. Someone should have!
This very article relies on 1 other article citing a pair of anecdotes. I wouldn’t call that “well documented.” I’m also not sure why you don’t think a study about federal minimum wages would apply to the world’s fifth largest economy (CA), but here’s one digging into state specific wage increases: Read more
We “move the goalpost of what a living wage is” because the cost of living for employees goes up as well. The studio apartment I rented (in Seattle) for $525 in the late 90s now goes for $1,350. The house I rented after that went from $1,000 a month to over $1,600 in just a few years. Read more
Aside from the fact that I get the feeling these restaurant owners are closing up out of spite (sorry, because of their libertarian principles), I’ve never worked at an independently owned restaurant that was run close to professionally. $50 says whoever owns the Outback down the street could make money managing both… Read more
Are you for real? If small businesses are struggling, the solution is not to take advantage of the people who have the least power in this situation (the everyday workers who make it happen). Look at the cost of ingredients, healthcare, real estate, etc. first. I can’t believe the AV Club even published this.