A.M. Links: White House Disputes Economic Reality, VW Labor Leader Throwing Tantrum, Traffic Police in Somalia Struggling


  • but are they unionized??

    The chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers disputed the CBO's estimate that a higher minimum wage would cause job loss, because, what, you expected him to be economically literate?

  • The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting bids for a license-plate tracking system that would allow the feds to capture data collected by local law enforcement agencies that use license-plate readers. If it feels like you're the enemy…
  • Two police groups in Minnesota are suing the NFL over its rule banning guns from stadiums. They argue off-duty cops have a "right" to carry firearms. They're no second class citizens after all.
  • The teachers union in New York City is now pushing for "back pay" because it believes teachers deserved a raise a long time ago. What could anyone who comes up with that kind of logic actually teach?
  • Volkswagen's labor leader threatened to block any further expansions by the company into the south after a factory in Tennessee voted against UAW representation. Worker rights are only for those willing to subsidize the paychecks of union leaders.
  • Traffic police in Somalia are struggling to impose rules on Somali drivers, who are used to roads but not governments. Who will rule the roads?

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