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‘Why Did They March?’ — A Question From Privilege

Screenshot from Oxford Dictionary app I’ll admit my bubble has grown thicker over the years, so I was flummoxed when I saw multiple posts over the past two days wondering why women marched — in at least 600 cities worldwide — on Jan. 21. Twenty years ago, I probably would have been asking the same[…]

Anti-Brutality Does Not Equal Anti-Police

Law enforcement training exercise Seminole, Oklahoma (Copyright © 2003 by Wil C. Fry.) Yes, this needs to be cleared up again, sadly. In the light of this story (NY Times: “Officers’ Boycott of Quentin Tarantino Films Grows”), quite a bit of the rhetoric seems to be missing the mark. Controversial film director Quentin Tarantino recently[…]

Shock And Awe In Ferguson

A police officer prepares to move in. Seminole, Oklahoma (Copyright © 2006 by Wil C. Fry.) I hesitated to post at all about the recent hubbub in Ferguson, Missouri. “It’s not my fight”, I seemed to be thinking. “I don’t really know what’s going on anyway — who can be believed?” But then I read[…]

Raising The Minimum Wage Will Make The Middle Class Poorer

Categories: Economy, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.08.09

You’ve probably heard about the recent strikes by fast-food workers (an example story, from USA Today). They’re asking that the federal minimum wage be more than doubled, from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour. My opinion — not as an economist, but as someone who’s worked at minimum wage for many years, through several[…]

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