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Raising minimum wage is bad for employment

April 17, 2014

During his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a raise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10, hoping to build momentum for a minimum wage hike for all workers. Raising the minimum wage will be more detrimental to society than beneficial.
The goal of a business is to make the highest profit it can, and when there are barriers such as wage laws, firms must find new ways to make a profit. Rather than paying high variable costs like wages continuously, firms will invest in new innovations and machinery to make goods production more efficient. As machines begin to do more of the necessary work, firms will lay off unneeded workers. […]

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Values should not rule public discourse

April 10, 2014

I try my hardest not to stick to my values.
According to Jon Stewart and his quote on posters around campus, “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values — they’re hobbies.”
However, this type of thinking that is pushed by the political parties is harming political discourse. A person’s values can contradict, so they shouldn’t be the sole basis of decision making. People should refrain from making political decisions based on strict values political parties arbitrarily assign to issues. […]

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What’s New: Tacocat – NVM

April 1, 2014

Surfer chick meets riot grrrl in Tacocat’s second album, NVM. Filled with short, energizing punk songs with surfy, power pop melodies, NVM is a commentary on a variety of topics from sketchy parties (“Party Trap”) […]