When I was an undergraduate in the late 1980s, the economics of the minimum wage was settled—in economics and elsewhere. The New York Times editorial board published its daily opinion on January 14, 1987 with this headline: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00.” The Times devoted its editorial that day to the minimum wage because [...]
On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Dr. Bob McClure interviews Mike Quillen, John Horne and Lisa Lombardo about Amendment 2 on Florida's ballot to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Logan Padgett interviews Leah Vukmir and Jess Ward from National Taxpayers Union about Ballot Amendment 2 to raise Florida's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
On this episode of Policy Gone Viral, JMI's Bob McClure chats with Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association about Amendment 2 and raising the minimum wage.
Florida’s history with state constitutions is storied. We have had six different constitutions over our 175 years. Our most recent constitution was ratified just 52 years ago, and we possess more ways to amend the constitution than any other state. In most election years, ballot initiatives are fairly clear and [...]
By: Adam Millsap One of America’s most-watched governor’s races is taking place in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum is up against Republican Ron DeSantis, and each candidate has different views on which policies will help Florida going forward. A new report from the James Madison Institute discusses some of each candidate’s preferred policies [...]
Kevin Derby October 16, 2018 With three weeks to go until Florida voters choose a new governor, the James Madison Institute (JMI), a think tank that supports the free market, released a report looking at the economic plans of the top two candidates. JMI paired up with the Washington Economics Group and Arduin, Laffer [...]
Executive Summary The move by some political jurisdictions to create arbitrary wage levels is destabilizing to any economy subjected to wage mandates. Employers who are mandated to increase labor costs will be forced to pass those costs along to consumers, most likely in higher costs of products or services. Those [...]