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America, Ass, and Children: Amy Renee Wasney Monday at 9:31 PM While watching A Christmas Carol tonight, my attention was caught by Bob Cratchit's salary. He makes "15 bob a week." I got curious and looked into inflation and conversion to American money, and if A Christmas Carol happened this year, Bob Cratchit would be making $27,574 per year in American money. If someone works 40 hours a week at the current federal minimum wage, they'll make $15,080. So Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes $12,494 more than minimum wage workers (full time) each year. And yet we have people saying minimum wage is fine where it's at. <p><a href="http://eruhamster.tumblr.com/post/169093714870/thetakubooty-libertarirynn-hst3000" class="tumblr_blog">eruhamster</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thetakubooty.tumblr.com/post/169093033392/libertarirynn-hst3000-libertarirynn-this" class="tumblr_blog">thetakubooty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092911679/hst3000-libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169092756302/libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092461069/this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning-to-end-first" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This is a total load from beginning to end. First off I’m curious where you did your research because mine showed that Cratchit made about $90 a week or $4,680 a year in today’s money. That’s not even close to your number. Secondly, if minimum wage is so necessary to prevent employers from exploiting their workers, then why don’t all companies pay minimum wage?</p></blockquote> <p>A minor point on the conversion. Christmas Carol is far enough back that inflation calculations can get a bit hairy. Some things have been reduced in price dramatically due to automation and industrialization, while others have gotten way more expensive due to (funnily enough) rising labor costs. There’s about five different ways to calculate conversion, and none if them are broadly applicable to global statements.</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh definitely. Even in my calculations it wasn’t too clean-cut. Plus the modern English shilling is not the same as the shilling in 1843. I don’t want to sound like a cynic and suggest that this person just pulled a random number out of their ass without caring whether not it was accurate because they wanted to make a point but…</p> </blockquote> <p>what was their point?</p> </blockquote> <p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p> <p>Also <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">@libertarirynn</a> you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary? Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway. </p> <p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire">Triangle Shirtwaist Factory,</a> etc. </p> <p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p></blockquote> Except that it is wrong, because as I just pointed out Bob Crachit was making much, much less than minimum wage. <blockquote><p>Also @libertarirynn you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary?</p></blockquote> Yep. And if you haven’t heard me do it before you must be new here. <blockquote>Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway.</blockquote> Wow I literally don’t know what to say. You pointed out the exact reasons the imposition of a minimum wage is unnecessary. Companies are naturally going to offer more if they think it will give them more skilled workers. <blockquote><p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, etc.</p></blockquote> Most of that has very little to do with minimum wage, nor is it particularly relevant in modernized industry. <blockquote><p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p></blockquote> We can’t just magically decide to skill is worth more money because of sob stories about single mothers. I know many a single mother who did things like go to night classes to earn a degree or even just learn particular skills to make themselves a valuable employee worth more than minimum wage. And again, most low skill jobs *do* pay above minimum wage, especially to valuable workers. I’ve only been paid minimum wage once in my life, and I’ve worked several low skill jobs. Do you know why this is? Because those jobs are dime a dozen. Wendy’s knows if they pay you just minimum wage and McDonald’s offers you a dollar more, you go work at McDonald’s. Companies being able to set their wages drives competition and therefore wages up. Skill is a commodity to be paid for just like anything else. Flipping burgers simply is not worth $15 an hour and emotional appeals involving child factory workers from 1928 will not change that. I encourage you to check my minimum wage tag for more in-depth information. <a href="https://tmblr.co/mhaiNKeZ_RViwScgQtvf7CQ">@redbloodedamerica</a> <a href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a> <a href="https://tmblr.co/m5-xacQqloOb-oZ4F4dhAIA">@libertarian-lady</a>
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Ass, Christmas, and Definitely: Amy Renee Wasney Monday at 9:31 PM While watching A Christmas Carol tonight, my attention was caught by Bob Cratchit's salary. He makes "15 bob a week." I got curious and looked into inflation and conversion to American money, and if A Christmas Carol happened this year, Bob Cratchit would be making $27,574 per year in American money. If someone works 40 hours a week at the current federal minimum wage, they'll make $15,080. So Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes $12,494 more than minimum wage workers (full time) each year. And yet we have people saying minimum wage is fine where it's at. <p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169092756302/libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092461069/this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning-to-end-first" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is a total load from beginning to end. First off I’m curious where you did your research because mine showed that Cratchit made about $90 a week or $4,680 a year in today’s money. That’s not even close to your number. Secondly, if minimum wage is so necessary to prevent employers from exploiting their workers, then why don’t all companies pay minimum wage?</p></blockquote> <p>A minor point on the conversion. Christmas Carol is far enough back that inflation calculations can get a bit hairy. Some things have been reduced in price dramatically due to automation and industrialization, while others have gotten way more expensive due to (funnily enough) rising labor costs. There’s about five different ways to calculate conversion, and none if them are broadly applicable to global statements.</p></blockquote> <p>Oh definitely. Even in my calculations it wasn’t too clean-cut. Plus the modern English shilling is not the same as the shilling in 1843. I don’t want to sound like a cynic and suggest that this person just pulled a random number out of their ass without caring whether not it was accurate because they wanted to make a point but…</p>
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Memes, Bank, and Enterprise: Dipecat dari bank, cewek tuna daksa ini sukses di dunia e-commerce Sejak kecil nggak pernah bisa memakai sepatu di kaki kiri. Yani Andriansyah Swipe >>>>> Dipecat dari bank, cewek tuna daksa ini sukses di dunia e-commerce Brilio.net - Selama ini kaum difabel atau disabilitas selalu dianggap sebagai kelompok masyarakat yang perlu dikasihani. Tak jarang mereka mendapatkan perlakuan diskriminatif. Dinilai sebagai kelompok yang tak memiliki kemampuan. Jelas itu anggapan yang salah ya. Padahal, tidak sedikit lho kaum disabilitas yang menorehkan kesuksesan dengan segala kekurangan yang mereka miliki. Malah mereka mampu mengalahkan orang normal. Fanny Evrita, Kepala Pengembangan Produk ThisAble Enterprise salah satunya. Cewek asal Sintang, Kalimantan Barat penderita tuna daksa ini sukses mengelola bisnis e-commerce lewat produk kesehatan dan kecantikan ThisAble. foto: brilio.net-yani andryansjah “Kita tidak mau dipandang sebagai kelompok yang ingin diberi belas kasihan. Kita ingin diberi sebuah kesempatan. Masuk ke dunia kerja pada umumnya agak susah bagi penyandang disabilitas,” ujar Fanny kepada brilio.net saat ditemui di acara Tiga Wanita Bicara Industri Digital, Digital Agency, Digital Entrepreneur, dan E-commerce yang digelar situs belanja online elevenia baru-baru ini di Jakarta.Oh ya cewek penyandang gelar S2 Hukum Bisnis ini punya pengalaman pahit. Setelah empat bulan bekerja dalam masa percobaan di sebuah bank swasta di Pontianak, dia justru dipecat saat hendak diangkat menjadi pegawai tetap. Alasannya, karena dianggap nggak bisa mengikuti aturan kantor yang mengharuskan menggunakan pakaian seragam dengan bagian bawah yang agak pendek. foto: brilio.net-yani andryansjah Sebagai penyandang tuna daksa, tulang kaki kiri Fanny lebih besar dibanding kaki kanannya. Karena itu dia selalu menggunakan rok panjang. Oh ya, sejak kecil Fanny juga nggak pernah bisa memakai sepatu di kaki kirinya. “Sebagai penderita tuna daksa saya nggak bisa mengikuti aturan itu,” kata Fanny.Akibat kejadian itu, selama dua bulan dia mengurung diri. Fanny merasa dirinya nggak berguna. Tapi kemudian dia sadar dan bangkit. Lalu dia mencoba lagi peruntungannya di bank BUMN. Hasilnya pun sama. salaminspirasi Tag temenmu

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Memes, Mood, and Book: Hebat, Jefri Setiawan Musisi Cilik Kendal Pecahkan Rekor Dunia, Ini lmpian Berikutnya Tribunnews.com Diterbitkan 13/04/2017 22:43 95 URL Musisi cilik asal Kabupaten Kendal, Jefri Setiawan, TRIBUNNEWS.COM, KENDAL - Musisi cilik asal Kabupaten Kendal, Jefri Setiawan, memecahkan Rekor Dunia Record Holders Republic (RHR) memainkan keyboard 60 lagu selama 5 jam nonstop dengan mata tertutup di Teater Mandala Pemuda, Wisma Kemenpora, Senayan, Jakarta, Kamis (13-4) sore. Jefri terus mengumbar senyum saat Menteri Pemuda dan Olahraga Imam Nahrawi mengajaknya berselfie. Raut muka bangga terlihat dari wajahnya setelah berhasil memecahkan rekor dunia. Jefri pun senang latihan kerasnya selama ini terbayar lunas. "Latihannya sebenarnya tergantung mood aku biasanya tiga sampai empat jam sehari," ujar siswa kelas V SD Ananda, Kendal ini. Rekor Dunia RHR bermarkas di Inggris dan diuji langsung oleh USA President Record Holders Republic, David Adamovich. Musisi cilik asal Kabupaten Kendal, Jefri Setiawan, memecahkan Rekor Dunia Record Holders Republic (RHR) memainkan keyboard 60 lagu selama 5 jam nonstop dengan mata tertutup di Teater Mandala Pemuda, Wisma Kemenpora, Senayan, Jakarta, Kamis (13-4) sore. (tribunjateng-kemenpora) () Ia bercerita sangat menyukai musik. Ia belajar keyboard dari umur 6 tahun. Namun, Jefri menyampaikan memiliki cita-cita dan harapan lain selain menjadi musisi. "Cita-cita aku ingin jadi dokter, kalau main musik itu cuma hiburan," ujar bocah kelahiran Kendal 2 Maret 2006 itu polos. Ke depan Jefri memiliki keinginan untuk memecahkan Guiness Book of Record dan bertemu Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi). "Harapan aku dapat memecahkan rekor bermain keyboard di Korea Selatan 70 lagu dan bisa bertemu Bapak Presiden juga memecahkan Guiness Book of Record untuk mengharumkan nama Kendal di tingkat nasional dan internasional," ucapnya lagi. Menpora berharap anak-anak seperti Jefri lainnya harus mendapatkan perhatian dari masyarakat, sponsor dan swasta. "Tentu negara memberikan dukungan karena ini adalah potensi yang harus didorong dan difasilitasi sehingga karyanya benar-benar menjadi karya yang monumental bagi masa depan musik dan industri musik tanah air," lanjutnya. (Tribunjateng-dni-kemenpora)

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Memes, 🤖, and Air: DARKSIDE Gunung yang Terbuat dari Garam Bapur Banyak sekali pegunungan yang bisa dijadikan tujuan wisata, seperti gunung berpasir di Bromo, gunung yang menawarkan pemandian air hangat di beberapa wilayah di Bandung, bahkan gunung menyajikan pemandangan yang menakjubkan. Tetapi apakah pernah terpikirkan oleh Anda, untuk berwisata ke gunung yang terbuat dari garam? Ya, garam dapur yang biasa Anda gunakan untuk makan. Mungkin terdengar mustahil, tetapi ini benar-benar ada. Adalah gunung Monte Kali yang terletak di kota kecil di bagian timur Heringer Hesse, Jerman. Uniknya, gunung ini terbuat tumpukan natrium klorida atau garam meja biasa, yang merupakan produk sampingan dari pertambangan kalium. Selama lebih dari seratus tahun, pertambangan kalium telah menjadi industri utama di wilayah ini. Dimulai dengan pembukaan tambang kalium di Wintershall, pada tahun 1903, dan sampai saat ini menjadi tambang kalium terbesar di dunia dengan luas operasional seukuran Greater Munich. Pertambangan Potash menghasilkan campuran kalium dan natrium klorida, kalium dengan konten antara 20 persen dan 35 persen. Di mana setiap satu ton kalium dihasilkan, ada ratusan natrium klorida yang diproduksi. Karena tidak digunakan, maka dibuang di beberapa tempat di sekitar wilayah tersebut. Gunung Monte Kali ini mulai tumbuh pada tahun 1973. Tumpukan garam meja ini kini lebih dari 200 meter di atas permukaan tanah di sekitarnya yang meliputi area seluas 93 hektar atau 188 juta ton garam. Penduduk setempat menyebutnya gunung ini sebagai "Kalimanjaro" sebuah permainan kata-kata antara Kali (singkatan untuk Kalisalz, Jerman untuk "kalium") dan puncak gunung berapi yang terkenal Gunung Kilimanjaro. Namun uniknya, gunung garam ini dikunjungi lebih dari 10.000 setiap tahun. Tetapi ada kekhawatiran, karena garam di sekitarnya merembes ke dalam tanah dan menyebabkan sumber air menjadi asin. Bahkan sungai Werra telah menjadi tidak ramah untuk organisme air tawar. Sumber: http:-www.balabala10.com

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Advice, Future, and Memes: Germany Bans Meat at all Official Government Functions Full story: www.riseoft hevegan.com Barbara Hendricks, Germany's Federal Minister for the Environment has just banned meat (including fish) at all official government functions Hendricks issued a statement saying that only vegetarian food will now be served at events and cited the environmental burden that intensive meat production places on the planet. The email also stated that the ministry has a duty to mitigate against the "negative effects of meat consumption" and must set an example t stated that animal agriculture accounts for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. G l veganbodybuilding www.rise of the vegan .com 🌱🎉🇩🇪📰 German cuisine might be most famous for its sausages and schnitzels, but a new government rule means attendees at official government functions will instead see a lot more environmentally-friendly food on their plates in future. _ Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Federal Minister for the Environment has just banned meat (including fish) at all their official government functions. _ Hendricks issued a statement saying that only vegetarian food will now be served at the Minstry's events and cited the environmental burden that intensive meat production places on the planet. The email also stated that the ministry has a duty to mitigate against the "negative effects of meat consumption" and must "set an example". It stated that animal agriculture accounts for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. _ A statement from Germany’s Environment Ministry explained the move and said that it was not an attempt to preach to the people but rather: “We want to set a good example for climate protection, because vegetarian food is more climate-friendly than meat and fish.” _ We are long past the time where we can continue to deny the adverse effects that animal agriculture has on our planet. In the past 40 years, our love affair with meat and dairy has wreaked havoc on the planet. We have lost 58 percent of all wildlife from the face of the earth while countless other species are being pushed to the brink of extinction. _ Animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change and environmental degradation globally. Cattle produce methane as a byproduct of digesting their food, and methane is an incredibly potent greenhouse gas — 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period. Globally, the livestock sector alone accounts for 14.5 percent of all human-related greenhouse gas emissions. _ The UN released advice last year stating that governments should eliminate meat industry subsidies and tax meat production in order to reduce the global rise in consumption and the environmental damage that goes with it. (Full story at clickable link in @veganbodybuilding bio) _ riseofthevegan vegan germany

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