Tag Archives: Kathleen Wynne

Minimum Wage, Maximum Sleaze

Any time I come across the issue of the minimum wage, I think that there is absolutely nothing more to say about it. It has all been said. The data is all there. Then I get struck again by the incredible degree of the political opportunism, cynicism and sleaze. Yes, I am talking about Kathleen Wynne.
No self-respecting economist would argue for the ‘benefits’ of the minimum wage. The idea has ZERO economic value, it is purely political. If you want to see just one set of arguments, you can read my posts on it (Minimum wageMaximum confusionA perfect stormMaximum defense).

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The victory of defeatism

When Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012, I was depressed for several days. I got over Cathleen Wynne’s victory even before it was officially announced, even though if you think about it, it is quite depressing. At least four more years racing toward the cliff. More windmills, more spending, more debt, higher taxes, more businesses chased away by the constantly increasing cost of doing business here. I am thinking where I could possibly move.

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