GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

Ukraine: Another take on current geopolitical reality (Article)

The Biden Administration is developing COVID vaccination passports for shoppers? (Report) Florida governor will interfere (Report)

Finance: Central bank digital currencies are imminent? (Report)

The pandemic: A chemical that can shrink penises found in facemasks? (Report)

More pandemic: Study finds U.S. media work to frighten the public, downplay positives (Report)

The “Free Market” has degenerated into political theater (Article)

U.S. Politics: A large, armed Antifa group violently attacked a small Salem, OR ys demonstration in Portland (Report)

The pandemic: Another expert worried about vaccinations (Report)

Israel and neighbors: Update (Report)

The pandemic: Dozens testing positive after vaccination (Report)

U.S. government: FBI screening National Guard for pro Trump sympathies? (Report) (Making a political tool of the military)

Government: Europe pushes mandatory COVID vaccination; New York joins, Arizona opposes (Report)

Biden infrastructure project: Analyzes as a boondoggle? (Article)

Russia: Update (Report)

The U.S. culture: Ten new rules that are changing America (Article)

U.S. government: Continued growth, at the people’s expense … (Report)

The U.K. culture: Disapproved social attitudes now bring jail (Report)

China: Expanding its illegal grab of the South China Sea (Report)

Geopolitics: The South China Sea heats up (Report)

Russia: Accused Biden Administration of anti-white racism (Report)

Chicago: 4 dead, 32 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested while soliciting sex at a park (Report)

And that’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Questions About That $15 Hr. Minimum Wage

First, if an employer’s labor cost rises, won’t the customers have to pay for it? Maybe a     general, widespread wage increase just inflate the cost of living?              

                Second, doesn’t a significant rise in labor costs reduce employment as employers look for cheaper alternatives?

                Third, isn’t it ironic that the politicians pushing the increase are are also the folk demanding mass immigration and special H-1b visa expansion of workers who will compete in the U.S. for jobs?

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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