In my inbox today … I badly want to go argue for the “Pro” side:
I am a librarian in the Business Division at the Central Library. We will be hosting a debate on Thursday, February 25th from 5-7pm on the $15 minimum wage issue. I am looking for one more person to be on the “pro” side and I was wondering if any of your economics professors agree with this and would be willing to speak. I’ve looked through the department’s webpage and still don’t have a good sense of research interests.
Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
Elsewhere in my inbox:
I am reminded of this piece from Kevin Williamson. Hey Kevin, tell us what you really think! Here is the beginning:
The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship — it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting — with one wretched representative of their number squirreled away in some well-upholstered Washington hidey-hole in order to preserve the illusion that those gathered constitute a special class of humanity without whom we could not live.
It’s the most nauseating display in American public life — and I write that as someone who has just returned from a pornographers’ convention.