There are many different arguments against the Minimum Wage. One less prominent criticism of the idea is the fact that it restricts entrepreneurship: especially from those with low incomes. It is worth conceptually exploring how this happens. To begin with, when a Minimum Wage is instituted, there are layoffs.
It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for the annual Sage Grouse mating season. Pic related. Uh, also, it’s Media Coordinator Update time. Commentary Logan Glitterbomb held down the commentary fort during the past two weeks with her article, “Terrorist is the New Green.” Past that, it’s been kind of quiet ’round these parts.
David Vine discusses how the U.S. stations troops in nations with undemocratic govts. Liz Wolfe discusses the early release of Chelsea Manning. Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses why the U.S. should leave Afghanistan. Patrick Cockburn discusses Trump and a member of the Saudi royal family, and more.
Richard Spencer is at the center of controversy again after his recent tweet denying that the Holodomor was an intentional genocide. This time, the controversy is not so much with the public at large (who have largely never heard the word), but within in his own white nationalist swamp.
The latest entry in panics over social justice comes from my hometown, where some folks have created a list shaming restaurants and foodcarts that were owned by white people but sold “non-European international cuisine.” One of the more annoying restaurants on that list has now closed as a result of hate mail. While the existence of…
Bitter Harvest. Directed by George Mendeluk (Devil’s Harvest Production, 2017). Running time: 103 minutes. Bitter Harvest is a recently released wartime romance, set during the state-induced Ukrainian famine of 1932-33: otherwise known as the Holodomor. Directed, written, and funded by members of the Ukrainian diaspora, it was filmed on location in Ukraine during the Euromaidan protests.
There’s been a lot of talk about Deleuze and Guattari around both academic and activist scenes for quite some time. Sometimes they are objects of unfounded derision (decried as “holy fools” by traditionalist socialists like Richard Barbrook), and other times they are the beneficiaries of overtly non-critical praise.