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Round Numbers Make Bad Public Policy

November 27th, 2015 No Comments

Round numbers convey a casual attitude about money that is unbecoming when mixed with police powers. The biggest difference between “$20” and “$19.99” is not the penny — it’s the attitude.

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Oregon should regain its maximum minimum wage

October 2nd, 2015 1 Comment

We want our minimum to be above any line labeled as poverty, so let’s add 10 percent to declare a non-poor minimum wage of $12.82 for 2015. That’s not a bumper sticker number; it’s a “we did our homework” number.

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Eugene Can’t Raise its Mandatory Minimum Wage, But…

January 3rd, 2014 2 Comments

Instead of increasing the mandatory minimum wage, how about raising the voluntary minimum wage? Here’s how it could work.

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