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What happens if Puerto Rico increases the minimum wage? What are the consequences? More poverty, more unemployment

A well-meaning, but misguided reader suggests that minimum wages protect employees and employers. “The minimum wage was established to protect both the employees and employers from taken advantage of the other. When it is too high cost of living and … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times

https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-leaves-us-island-facing-hard-020039188.html Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times Elodie CUZIN AFPJune 6, 2017 View photos People walk past murals protesting the state of the economy in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the former Spanish colony of 3.5 million, … Continue reading

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Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/01/516913761/reviving-puerto-ricos-cocoa-farms-centuries-after-hurricanes-destroyed-them Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them March 1, 20174:31 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Dan Charles Twitter Cacao pods ready for harvest at the Loiza Dark Chocolate farm. Courtesy of Loiza Dark Chocolate … Continue reading

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How Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food, But Might Find It Again

Article neglects a greater mention of counter-productive government policies, an entrenched welfare mindset which disincentivizes working, culture of horrible and uncompetitive customer service skills, uncompetitive labor costs, uncompetitive minimum wage laws, low productivity.  In a competitive global economy, it will … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market type of groceries, grocery shopping in Puerto Rico

This page lists the 3 Farmer’s Market type of food sources in Puerto Rico. Since they have limited hours, locations, and selection, you might also want to know where the grocery store chain stores are located, which are here: https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/puerto-rico-grocery-storesContinue reading

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