Oped Archive (Page 6)

  • EITC vs. Minimum Wage: Where Should Advocates Place Their Bets?

    January 2011 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Tucson Citizen

    The best way to lift people out of poverty is to help businesses grow and create jobs. But while a rising tide of economic prosperity can reduce poverty, it won’t end it. There’s general agreement that government has a role to play in helping the less fortunate. But it should do so with an eye to minimizing unintended consequences—which is why it’s time to reevaluate […]
  • For Teens, A Decade Of Lost Opportunities

    January 2011 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  San Diego Union Tribune

    If you hopped into a time machine – DeLorean or hot tub, doesn’t matter which – and traveled back to a fast-food operation at the start of the decade, you’d probably notice something different, but you might have a hard time putting your finger on it. Prices might be marginally lower, but that probably won’t be what’s bothering you: a value menu is a value menu, […]
  • EITC vs. Minimum Wage: Where Should Advocates Place Their Bets?

    January 2011 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Spotlight on Poverty

    The best way to lift people out of poverty is to help businesses grow and create jobs. But while a rising tide of economic prosperity can reduce poverty, it won’t end it. There’s general agreement that government has a role to play in helping the less fortunate. But it should do so with an eye to minimizing unintended consequences—which is why it’s time to reevaluate […]
  • Government Wage Keeps Teens Out Of Work

    January 2011 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Tennessean

    If you hopped into a time machine — De Lorean or hot tub, doesn’t matter which — and traveled back to a fast-food operation at the start of the past decade, you’d probably notice something different, but you might have a hard time putting your finger on it. Prices might be marginally lower, but that probably won’t be what’s bothering you; a value menu is a […]
  • A Consensus In Favor Of Wage Mandates?

    January 2011 ·  Rick Berman ·  Investor's Business Daily

    Liberal advocacy groups who argue in favor of a higher minimum wage have a tough job: Faced with mountains of data countering their argument that wage mandates don't cost jobs, they struggle to find their intellectual footing. They often display a Potemkin village of 665 economists who subscribe to a theory that suggests labor costs don't factor into hiring decisions. First compiled and promoted by the […]
  • The Job Market For Teens Is Terrible

    January 2011 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Birmingham News

    If you hopped into a time machine -- DeLorean or hot tub, doesn't matter which -- and traveled back to a fast-food operation at the start of the decade, you'd probably notice something different, but you might have a hard time putting your finger on it. Prices might be marginally lower, but that probably won't be what's bothering you: a value menu is a value […]