Monthly Archives: August 2006

It’s the Minimum

Since 1938, the United States has had a minimum wage to ensure full-time wage workers receive compensation that permits subsistence living.  In my youth, when working for “the minimum” was a summer-time right of passage, the rate was $3.65 an … Continue reading

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Seinfeld Redux

(Cue bass riff — comedian comes on stage) “Seems like no one can make it anymore on a Federal salary!”   “But now, at least if you’re in Congress, your wife can work as a lobbyist ‘consultant’ (make quotation gesture) with no … Continue reading

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