Consider San Francisco, an early adopter of the $15 wage. It’s now experiencing a restaurant die-off, minting jobless hash-slingers, cashiers, busboys, scullery engineers and line cooks as they get pink-slipped in increasing numbers. And the wage there hasn’t yet hit $15.
As the East Bay Times reported in January, at least 60 restaurants around the Bay Area had closed since September alone.
A recent study
by Michael Luca at Harvard Business School and Dara Lee Luca at
Mathematica Policy Research found that every $1 hike in the minimum wage
brings a 14 percent increase in the likelihood of a 3.5-star restaurant
on Yelp! closing.
Which doesn't count all the other restaurants, little local places, that'll be killed. But hey, I'm sure someone will tell us it's all because the greedy business owners just hated their employees. And what better way to demonstrate that than to close the business that feeds you?
Hey, but they got the lie out there again, and that's what counts to them.
And this, children, is what happens when the people in charge actually want to win.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis instructed the U.S. military to
abandon Obama administration procedures and start focusing on killing
Islamic State fighters instead, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen. Joseph Dunford told Breaking Defense.
“When Secretary Mattis looked at our anti-ISIS campaign, he concluded
that in some instances we were essentially just pushing the enemy from
one location to another,” Dunford explained.
“He asked me and the military chain-of-command to make a conscious effort not to allow ISIS fighters to just flee from one location to another, but rather to deliberately seek to ‘annihilate’ the enemy,”
Pardon me for putting this bluntly, but God damn.
Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been dismissed as a
police officer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting
death of black motorist Philando Castile.
The city of St. Anthony said Friday afternoon that the public "will be best served" if Yanez no longer works for the city.
What the hell was in the minds of the jury, I don't know. Murder a man, get away with that but you lose your job. Yeah, that's punishment.