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Jul 25

Woah, Cognitive Dissonance

Tyler Cowen links to a story about a Carpenter’s Union that outsources its picketing work.

(So, what’s wrong with that?)    They’re paying people to picket construction sites, grousing about the poor wages of carpenters.

And what’s more?  They only pay these picketers slightly above minimum wage.

This is like the Acorn institute all over again — demanding a raise in the minimum wage, but paying its employees significantly less, and insisting that the organization couldn’t operate effectively if they had to pay minimum wage, because they’d have to let a bunch of people go….

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