Charleston is great if it's what you're going for. I'm a Charleston native, and I'm much happier visiting a couple times a year now.
The paper isn't the problem.
When the nail gets driven into the cross, it's not the hammer that's to be criticized.
I'm a Jew who has been to Israel and I fully support Mr. Abdukhdair and the Palestinian people.
Our ancestors are from the same land, I don't see why we can't share that land as one people. We look the same, we eat the same foods, we love the same land. Isn't that enough?
Besides which, why does a guy who owns a falafel shop have to be a political symbol? Why can't he just be a guy who owns a falafel shop?
I'll definitely be eating there because I love falafel.
Money talks, academics walk.
Alright, I'm tired of beating around the bush. Here's how it is:
1. When people spend money for things, the people who own the means of production and the sales of those things make money.
2. When those people make money, they do two things:
a: they buy things and put the money into savings
b: they take that money and pay the people who produce and sell those things for them a wage.
3. These people who get the wage then go out and buy something else, from somebody else. Then the system repeats itself over and over and over.
Pretty simple, right? Alright, now let's get a little more complicated.
1. Often the people who own the means of production and sales hoard the majority of the money themselves
2. As a result, the balance of the system is disrupted. Their employees have less spending money.
3. The majority of people have less money, so there is less money to spend.
4. People buy less.
5. People sell less.
6. People make less.
7. The economy suffers.
8. People suffer.
Maybe better than raising the minimum wage, maybe we should make a rule that anyone who does business in the US must pay their lowliest worker no more than 40 times less than the CEO.
As far as I see it, problem solved. The US is the biggest (or the second-biggest) consumer in the world. Without our business, the world economy can't function properly.
What does this have to do with raising the minimum wage? As far as I see it, absolutely everything.
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