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Thursday, September 14, 2006

It's Good To Be The King

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley successfully vetoed the ridiculous "Big Box" ordinance that would have required certain retailers (Wal-Mart, Target, and many more) to pay a minimum wage of $13.00 an hour. Chicago runs what is basically a feudal system, and while this usually leads to terrible corruption, occasionally some good comes of it. Usually good comes from stopping an idea from becoming law, and not pushing through some idea. Such was the case here.

The people in favor of unskilled worker discrimination have stated that they will attempt to introduce a new law that will require ALL businesses to pay a "living wage" of $13.00 an hour, and the Mayor has stated that he would support a state-wide increase of some sort, so I'm not as happy about this as I could be. But, I might as well enjoy this brief victory.

Why do the bad ideas refuse to die?

2 Comments:

  • Perhaps bad ideas refuse to die because many people just need to learn the hard way... the first hand witnessing of their failed implementation.

    Alternative suggestion: Too many idiots.

    By Blogger Scott H, at 2:07 PM  

  • They refuse to die because unless everybody involved dies a gruesome death there will always be a spin as to how the idea is "working."

    By Anonymous Rashid Muhammad, at 7:30 PM  

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