Real cost of Walmart’s minimum wage increase

January 26, 2016, by John Norris

Last year, Walmart made headlines when it announced it would increase the company’s minimum wage. Many people perceived this as a victory for workers, and I suppose it was for some. However, I expressed concern at the time that someone was going to have to pay for it. (Read the full article as previously published in the Montgomery Advertiser January 25th…)

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Some Common Cents for November 13th 2015

November 16, 2015, by John Norris

Imagine it is a slightly overcast day, and you are out for a leisurely stroll, say, walking the dog. From the opposite side of the street, a suspicious looking man approaches you carrying a gun in his hand. He shoulders up, and starts talking about the weather: “yeah, it hasn’t been all that nice today, but it could be worse, you know? I guess it could always be nicer, right? However, if the sun ever...

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