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More real world evidence that minimum wages harm people – Seattle WA

Those who think higher minimum wages solve problems are mistaken, as it’s contrary to a common sense economic principle.  The higher the price of a good or service, the less affordable it becomes, and thus, the less of it is … Continue reading

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What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

Minimum wages are contrary to free and fair markets.  If an unskilled person is not worth what an employer is forced to pay through unjust minimum wage laws, the employer will instead choose more automation or choose to not employ … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico goes to the polls for statehood

  http://thehill.com/latino/336667-puerto-rico-goes-to-the-polls-for-statehood Puerto Rico’s government is banking on a push for statehood to solve the structural issues that led to its financial crisis. Puerto Ricans will vote Sunday to decide the territory’s status. If statehood wins, as expected, the island … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico cannot compete with other Caribbean islands due to the Jones Act, minimum wage laws, excessive debt, per Peter Schiff

Puerto Rico cannot compete with the other Caribbean islands due to the Jones Act, minimum wage laws, excessive debt, per Peter Schiff.  His mains recommendations are to eliminate the Jones Act, eliminate minimum wage laws, restructure the debt.

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Increased minimum wages INCREASE poverty

http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-why-wage-hikes-increase-poverty/0EF6261A-4486-4311-9F7F-51BE924F0DA9.html Minimum wage laws decrease job availability Opinion Journal: Why Wage Hikes Increase Poverty 4/6/2016 1:05PM Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley explains why the minimum wage increase will kill jobs for lower-income Americans.

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Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing services in Puerto Rico are prohibited

In 2014 Uber was hoping to launch in Puerto Rico but the special interests such as the powerful taxi union worked to have the government pass legislation prohibiting Uber, Lyft, and other commercial ride sharing services.  While this is good … Continue reading

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Guns in Puerto Rico: Locked and Loaded in the Tropics 1-6-15 by ViceNews

Guns in Puerto Rico: Locked and Loaded in the Tropics 1-6-15 by ViceNews Puerto Rico has the world’s highest overall percentage of homicides by firearms, at 91 percent. But this statistic hasn’t stopped the NRA from setting up shop, establishing … Continue reading

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