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Barack Obama and the Teachable Wage

Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 4:21 PM
Actually, my post is correct in regards to teachers as well. Our current certification system "attracts" the bottom third of college freshmen, and the bottom third of graduating students. In other words, it guarantees mediocrity. We can discuss more complex employment like lawyers and doctors, though I hasten to point out that Abe Lincoln--though I think he was a terrible president--was certainly a more than competent lawyer who learned his craft entirely from apprenticeship.

February 17, 2013

The U.S. President wants to up the national minimum wage to $9 per hour. How daring.

Such pushes to increase the legal minimum wage often succeed. There’s no mystery why. Most folks’ wages are not directly affected; we work for far more than that minimum. So it’s about other people. One consequence of this is that we don’t think very carefully about the logic of the regulation.

Which is why so many of us simply bow to social pressure, thinking that opposition to raising the minimum wage is “uncaring.”...

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