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"Social Justice" gets hit upside the head with the 2x4 of Real Economics

Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 3 weeks ago to Business
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A couple of observations:
1. The pizza shop had to be subsidized in the first place - a bad sign for anyone who knows how to create a business plan.
2. "Pizza with a purpose" is fine, as long as the primary purpose is to stay in business!
3. "“I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure. It’s an experiment..." Reality speaking: if the experiment didn't work, it's a failure. Your refusal to admit this means you have learned nothing.
SOURCE URL: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10/25/pizza-shop-that-paid-fair-wages-closing-2-years-after-it-opened-not-enough-money-to-stay-in-biz/#comment-15517640


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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    “I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure,”

    That is all you have to read in the article.
    They haven't a clue how to run a free market business.
    Give everyone a trophy because they showed up to the job regardless of performance. Failure (whether acknowledged or not) will always be the result.
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    • Posted by CarrieAnneJD 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      Honestly, I don't care if they refuse to see it as a failure IF they would acknowledge the lessons it would teach: compensation must be tied to the value (to all parties) for which it is exchanged or no matter how "popular" something is or how much people want to say it's "fair," it is not, by definition, fair, as it only exists by draining something else of resources that was never intending on providing long-term support.
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  • Posted by jdg 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Contrary to the article, $12.50 is not the highest minimum wage in the US. Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others, have $15. Their economies are already suffering for it.

    I would like to start a campaign using the Progressives' own arguments for the minimum wage from the 1910s when it was being enacted, state by state. They quite openly said that a minimum wage would drive "the stupid, the vicious, and the ugly" (in other words, handicapped people) out of the labor market, thus forcing those people to be institutionalized. And it worked! And still does, except that most of those institutions are now closed, making those people homeless.

    I dare say that if today's Progressives can be made to face that fact, they'll repeal the stupid law.
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    • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
      "I dare say that if today's Progressives can be made to face that fact, they'll repeal the stupid law."

      If you could do that, you could return this nation to a solid foundation of liberty. The Progressive agenda lives solely because its chief adherents buy into the lies and refuse to face the very facts that it is a morally and in all other ways bankrupt ideology.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 2 months, 1 week ago
    The way to get "fair" wages is to create a thriving business market that creates a demand for labor. Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma have no minimum wage requirement, but the starting wage for most business in the city are is well over $10/hr. A 7/11 cashier starts at over $13/hr as one example. Nobody mandated it, but the labor demand drove it.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    I believe that some people would refuse to learn the lesson even then. I would not put it past some people to blame the government for not further sub-
    sidizing the wages of the people in the place.
    When I was a carhop on $.75 an hour (plus tips)', I was very angry about Nixon's wage/price
    controls, not because of its holding down my wages (I believe I would never have received a raise in that place anyhow), but because of his
    presumptuous interference with free (or relative-
    ly free) enterprise. And it did remind me of Directive 10-289.
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  • Posted by chad 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    To say that some of the employees learned something about the business is misguided. Even if they learned how to prepare a pizza they will leave thinking they should be paid twice what the market will bear. The business was subsidized, overpaid their workers and can't figure out what went wrong. If the owners had any sense at all they should have concluded within the first quarter that it wasn't going to end well and make adjustments to reality. Social justice is getting paid what you are worth. If you want to be worth more you must improve your skills and find where there is demand.
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  • Posted by preimert1 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    How was the quality of their pizza? The best way to succeed in any market is to build a reputation for serving the best. Do that and word-of-mouth by satisfied customers will do the rest. If employees want higher wages, they have to earn them by helping their management suceed.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    It was an experiment that failed. That is a Failure. Also, the laws of economics are immutable. They will not change even if you hold your breath and cross your eyes.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Be the first to get your butt squeezed by George Herbert Walker Bush!
    Oops. Too Late.
    I'm not sure what, if true, this revelation portends. Is there a beware notification needed so you can be sure not to be squeezed by the old war hero/president? I wonder how many past presidents copped a feel while standing (or sitting) next to a pretty lady. No doubt about Clinton. FDR? Seems likely. (What's with these guys in wheelchairs?) Hold it! Is this a conversation we really need to have?
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