Many liberals dismissed the idea that a higher minimum wage would mean more workers replaced by computer screens as a bunch of right-wing propaganda. But as Ira Stoll reports, those dismissers are in for a reality check. McDonald's announced this month that it will deploy computer kiosks at 7,000 restaurants in Europe, allowing customers to place their own orders and pay by swiping their own credit card. Another restaurant chain, Panera, is deploying the computer kiosks for customers in the United States. In other words, no cash-register employee needed, whether at a minimum or a "living" wage.
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.
The Supreme Court weighs police shootings and unreasonable seizures in Torres v. Madrid.
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?