A chart for our national day
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The welfare state is unsustainable economically, socially and morally.
The difference between these three locations is the Oakland Wal-Mart has over a 25 percent difference in labor costs for entry-level employees than the San Leandro locations, says Mark Perry, an American Enterprise Institute scholar and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus.A research fellow from the Heritage Foundation observes:
“Given the reality that Wal-Mart operates on razor-thin profit margins (only 2.8 percent last quarter), a 25 percent difference in labor costs for entry-level workers can be the difference between a store that turns a profit and a store that barely breaks even, or loses money,” Perry wrote.
“The true minimum wage is $0.00 an hour, Companies do not have to hire workers, and they will not pay them more than the value they create.”That's the reality of the private sector.
New Zealand has slipped again, to fourth, in the latest anti-corruption global rankings.
Water management and use and greenhouse-gas emissions have been a focus of policies in recent years. Deforestation has been addressed with an effective permit system. Critics say the government has failed to resist agricultural-industry pressure, but all recent governments have been active in protecting biodiversity.There you go. That's what has contributed to us becoming more corrupt.
While New Zealand withdrew from its original commitments under the Kyoto protocol, it is working toward its own independent emissions-reduction goal.