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TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL – the fight for $15

Posted in Baseball, Employment, Minimum Wage, Strategy, Team Development

The economics of work and the divergence in earnings among workplace participants is always a conundrum. A recent Toronto Star newspaper column reported that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, receives a pay stub for each regular pay period in the gross amount of U.S.$820,659.88.  As of May 22, 2015 McCutchen’s batting average was a modest… Continue Reading

The Rally-Killer or Not?

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The argument for increasing the minimum wage is definitely political. At any time in the Ontario economy, 1 in 10 people earn the minimum wage.  No doubt that hiking it would be politically advantageous – VOTES.  It may not necessarily be the right thing to do. It’s a difficult task that Minister Naqvi has asked… Continue Reading

Strike Three – You’re Out!

Posted in Employment, Minimum Wage

The last 2 posts focused on the business environment and the non-starter anti-poverty tactic of increasing the minimum wage in Ontario. STRIKE THREE: A clear thought must be brought to bear on our competitiveness in the Canadian market and of course, in the international business market.  Already, over the last decade, jobs have left Canada… Continue Reading

Strike Two Against the Increase

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In my last post, you could see that Strike One focused on the business market. STRIKE TWO: Is the minimum wage really an anti-poverty tactic?  Is there a clear link between poverty and the minimum wage.  Think about this: The poor tend to not have jobs at all.  If there is an adverse reaction in… Continue Reading

Strike One Against the Increase

Posted in Baseball, Minimum Wage

Every batter gets an opportunity to hit a home run, get on base or of course strike out. In my last post, I described the opportunity and debate that has arise around the increase of the minimum wage in Ontario. STRIKE ONE: Many methods for increasing the minimum wage have been used in the past…. Continue Reading