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CATO Institute: New Research on The Minimum Wage and the Great Recession

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During the last part of the previous decade, the average effective minimum wage rose by nearly 30 percent across the United States.

New research from Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither analyzes the effects on the employment and income trajectories of low-skilled workers during the Great Recession and subsequent recovery. The authors estimate that the minimum wage increases reduced the employment-to-population ratio of working age adults by 0.7 percentage points, accounting for 14 percent of the total decline. Low-skilled workers in particular were hurt by minimum wage policies, despite being the purported beneficiaries.

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Hispanics on GOP Senate: Sure, Why Not?


The Hammer: Obama ‘Opening the Doors of America’ to This Influx on the Border

Krauthammer on Homeland Security intentionally misapplying a sex-trafficking law to justify retaining children who have illegally come to the country.

“Obama is clearly been making the statement . . . that he is opening the doors of America to this influx — it will double, it will triple.”

Krauthammer continued…

“He obviously was never serious. I don’t think he is lost on this — I think he knows what to do, he wants to win the political argument with Hispanics and other pro-immigration groups, and he’s doing it for political reasons very very cynically.”

 


How the Asians became White

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EUGENE VOLOKH writes:

The New York Times Bits blog reports:

Google on Wednesday released statistics on the makeup of its work force, providing numbers that offer a stark glance at how Silicon Valley remains a white man’s world.

But wait — just a few paragraphs down, the post notes that non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work am-af-wmforce, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company. White men are probably slightly overrepresented; assuming that the 30 percent number it gives for women Google employees worldwide carries over to the U.S. (the article gives no separate number for U.S. women Google employees), white men are 42 percent of the Google work force, and 35 percent of the U.S. work force — not a vast disparity. Indeed, if the goal is “reflecting the demographics of the country” as to race –

Google’s disclosures come amid an escalating debate over the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Although tech is a key driver of the economy and makes products that many Americans use everyday, it does not come close to reflecting the demographics of the country — in terms of sex, age or race.

– Google can only accomplish that by firing well over three-quarters of its Asian employees, and replacing them with blacks and Hispanics (and a few whites, to bring white numbers up from 61 percent to 67 percent). Read the rest of this entry »


Poll: Hispanics, Young Voters Abandoning Obama

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contributor-80x100-tleeTony Lee reports:  A new national poll has found President Barack Obama’s support among young voters and Hispanics has plummeted.

In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, “nearly half—49%—of adults aged 18-34 disapprove” of Obama’s job performance while 45% approve. Obama’s disapproval among young voters has jumped three points since last month and 12 points since the same time last year.

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Safe Streets, Overruled

A judge’s appalling decision will endanger New York’s most vulnerable residents.

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New York’s 20-year reprieve from debilitating violence may well be over. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlinruled that the New York Police Department has been willfully targeting blacks and Hispanics for unlawful stop, question, and frisks based on their skin color alone, in violation of the Constitution. She appointed a federal monitor to oversee the department and to develop new policies to end its allegedly biased policing practices. If the monitor adopts Judge Scheindlin’s definition of unconstitutional policing, it’s not too soon for New Yorkers to start looking into relocation plans.

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