The opportunity that the free market offers exist for anyone regardless of age, sex, gender, race, origin, any of it. All you need is an idea and the motivation to get it out of your head and into the world as a real thing.
Economics is all about the study of scarcity and tradeoffs of which there are many. We know this because prices for different products are all different. Just because someone wants something doesn’t mean that it HAS to be available to them at their desired price point.
I spent a lot of my time today playing chauffeur to TMEW (she drives very little nowadays) and the Grandson (at 5 yo, wants to but…). Far more than I expected. The rest of the time, I discovered that after a period of relatively non-controversial posts, TreeHugger had taken a hard left-hand turn.
As a few lawmakers engaged in a publicity stunt last Saturday to press for a state-imposed $15 minimum wage, New Hampshire employers were raising wages and offering cash incentives in desperate efforts to attract workers.
Bill Cosby, in a very old skit about Noah’s Ark, wanted to know (Noah wanted to know) who would be responsible for cleaning up all that animal poop in the bilges after 40 days and 40 nights while God unleashed the rains to cleanse a sinful world. Well, that applies to “renewables.”
Natalie Kelly is holding her own employees as “wage hostages” because the State of NH won’t raise the minimum wage to $12/hour. Hey, if you are the owner, just raise your OWN employee’s wages – don’t wait for someone else to be that impetus for you.