I thought there was some fishy about the tone of this article as soon as I saw stats from the Economic Policy Institute. I hadn't heard of them before, but a quick search on wikipedia reveals the source of the smell...turns out the EPI's President is Lawrence Mishel, a long-time member of Democratic Socialists of America. Great...let's follow their agenda!
Then, the writer gets another point of view from a professor who probably hasn't run a real business in his entire life.
Folks, if you want the government shoving more laws on business, and trying to manipulate the free market, there are plenty of failing countries to move to.
By focusing the "business" point of view on one employer, the Vindy allowed the conversation to be about that one business and failed to engage their readers in a balanced report on the real issues facing ALL employers in the Valley.
Continued bias to push an agenda will not solve anything, and if we're going to help rebuild this economy, one good first step is rebuild the integrity of our media.
January 20, 2012 at 9:21 a.m.
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