Open thread October 12, 2018 Dan Crawford | October 12, 2018 7:21 pm Tags: open thread Comments (9) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
First, it occurred to me that once McDonald’s owners are forced to pay $15/hr it becomes in their business interests to get all other firms unionized — so their employees can afford to continue to patronize McDonald’s.
Have to make that point to Congress once we institute the federal $15 minimum wage — can’t leave fast food owners out in the cold can we — have to get everybody else thoroughly unionized. 😉
Next, that it is in every business’ interest to have every OTHER business unionized — so their employees can afford more of their wares.
The way to a wage and benefit race-to-the-top!? :-O
Couldn’t happen? Post WWII Europe instituted sector wide labor contracts to fend off just such a labor union led race-to-the-top: to conserve more money for rebuilding.
Just starting to work on this.
oh please. McDonalds workers don’t need 15$ wages, they need unemployment as McDonalds is liquidated. Nobody controls people for consumption like McDonalds. It is a legal high.
I need to find a word that is more succinct than “deplorable” to describe Gop voters.
They caused this, as did those progressives who refused to support and vote for clinton.
“Everybody involved in this policy should sleep tonight in a bunk bed in The Hague. From The New Yorker:
According to a long-standing legal precedent known as the Flores settlement, which established guidelines for keeping children in immigration detention, Helen had a right to a bond hearing before a judge; that hearing would have likely hastened her release from government custody and her return to her family. At the time of her apprehension, in fact, Helen checked a box on a line that read, “I do request an immigration judge,” asserting her legal right to have her custody reviewed.
But, in early August, an unknown official handed Helen a legal document, a “Request for a Flores Bond Hearing,” which described a set of legal proceedings and rights that would have been difficult for Helen to comprehend. (“In a Flores bond hearing, an immigration judge reviews your case to determine whether you pose a danger to the community,” the document began.) On Helen’s form, which was filled out with assistance from officials, there is a checked box next to a line that says, “I withdraw my previous request for a Flores bond hearing.” Beneath that line, the five-year-old signed her name in wobbly letters.
Double-talking a kindergartner out of her rights. Now, that’s the way to be a great nation on the world stage. That’s making American great again.”
Gop voters are evil, and should be reminded of that every single day.
I have added the bolded section below to my usual spiel:
Remember; all those blue collar, swing states that have swung supposedly irretrievably into the Republican column voted for Obama — not just over Wall Street Romney in 2012 — but over Viet war hero, half-sensible Republican John McCain in 2008. Looking for someone thought might finally hear out their complaints (no joy).
(late note: just learned Jesse Jackson won 1988 Dem primary in Michigan with 54% over both Dem rivals, Dukakis and Gephardt)
Promise voters their own econ and pol power back any time they want to vote to certify the union and they can easily be persuaded to return to the party of their long belonging.
Opps; goofed on the bolded — meant only the late note.
Scary thought. If we had the kind of financial crisis today that we had in 2007 the markets would collapse out of control just over lack of confidence in the government (Trump) being able to do anything realistic about it at all. What we would have to fear would be fear itself.
Lots of chatter in TX this week over Beto O’Rourke’s eye popping campaign haul. Credit where due, he has raised it with small money donors and no PACs. Well played. And he’s got saturation coverage, so he’s forcing the GOP to spend resources here.
But he’s 9 points behind one of the most reviled people in the Senate (a lot of the GOP doesn’t like Ted, honest). Can’t help wondering if a more popular product might involve a smaller marketing budget.
Nouriel Roubini takes on BTC in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/15/blockchain-democracy-decentralisation-bitcoin-price-cryptocurrencies
He has also been dealing with the HODLers in his twitter feed which has been interesting to watch.