➤ “$15 minimum wage is backfiring on The City,” Opinion, Feb. 17
Higher minimum wage will be good for The City's economy
A $15 an hour minimum wage had nothing to do with the upheaval in the book industry. Amazon killed the book market with $9.99 hardcover price tags. I am a literary agent and Michael Saltsman is a highly paid shill for folks like the Employment Policies Institute. These guys are frontline globalists who treat workers like enemy combatants. They are the enemy of the wage earner and small businesses.
I am an employer. My crew starts at $25 an hour or none would be able to afford the simple dignity a full day of work must confer. As a businessman, my wage policy results in loyalty and dedication and it is a wonderful tax write-off for me.
Saltsman doesn't want you to know that higher minimum wages will stimulate our economy from the bottom up, that this rising tide will raise all boats. Saltsman wants our economy to be a vertical top-down monopoly. He also wants universal wage equality worldwide. Globalists like this guy tend to view employment as a $2 a day proposition.
John Thomas Ellis
➤ “Once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Mars,” The City, Friday
Mars hopefuls are misguided in their mission to explore another planet
One-way adventure to Mars? I can't stop to amaze of human stupidity. Why do people dream about another planet if they don't even know how to live here on our Earth? Did they accomplish their mission and rush to bring wonder to Mars or what? These five Bay Area residents are not heroes.
➤ “The antiquated origins of unisex restrooms,” The City, Feb. 3
Is U.S. ready for gender-neutral bathrooms? Benefits are plentiful
Egalitarian bathrooms would also be a good idea for anyone with strong privacy needs, such as those who suffer from shy bladder syndrome (paruresis). The real issue seems to be: Are people in the U.S. ready and willing to accept mixed-sex provision of bathrooms like many are in Western Europe?
Author, “Bathrooms Make Me Nervous”