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February 24, 2019

The Law Of Unintended Consequences...How Does That Work?

Who'd a think it! Raise the minimum wage, and employers are more aggressive in ensuring that they are getting their money's worth out of their expensive employees!

If I am paying some knuckle-dragging, booger-eating retard $10/hour to do something simple, and he's okay at it, but certainly not good enough, then I might keep him on until he does get better to avoid the costs of hiring and training a new employee. But increase that hourly wage by 50% and his leash is going to get a lot shorter.

This ain't rocket surgery.

After Winning a $15 Minimum Wage, Fast Food Workers Now Battle Unfair Firings

City Councilman Brad Lander said he planned to introduce a bill on Wednesday that would require fast-food businesses to show "just cause" for firing workers and give them a chance to appeal dismissals through arbitration.

Mr. Lander, a Democrat from Brooklyn, said he was responding to surveys of fast-food workers indicating that "there's a substantial percentage of employees that have been fired unfairly." One woman said she was fired from a Chipotle restaurant for not smiling enough.

I love the subtextual outrage that somebody was fired for "not smiling enough." In other words, she wasn't doing the job, part of which was to interact with customers with a smile on her face. That doesn't sound too tough.

In case you aren't exercised enough by this violence against free markets, there's a doozy below the fold...this time it's violence against traditional culture, which is increasingly obviously the only culture that has any success.


The innumerable challenges of raising a feminist boy
We’ve taught Rafi to tidy up after himself, rather than expecting his parents to do it. Even though he is abominably ineffective, I still feel a flush of pride when he attempts to wipe up his messy placemat after dinner and puts his bowl in the sink.

He thinks helping me take washing off the line is fun and asks inquisitively about how daddy’s iron works. I hope this early modelling sticks and that he never assumes it is the lot of women to clean and take care of him.

Yet more and more, I cannot seem to shut out the avalanche of influence that exists beyond the walls of our home. Television, child care, kids at the park, neighbours, extended family and friends are unwittingly starting to sway the views and expectations of my son.

Gender stereotypes become entrenched and along with them, Rafi's world begins to narrow. Like all three-year-old kids he parrots back what his parents teach him. My son calls himself a feminist, but his actions don’t reflect that in the way they used to.

What's that? Child Abuse? Yup...I agree.

I really love the ass-backwards way this twit thinks. "Gender stereotypes become entrenched..." Uh, no. Gender stereotypes are baked into the cake. Put these kids into Skinner boxes and they would still separate into boys and girls. There's just no way around that.

And thank God for the difference!

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