Friday, June 30, 2017

Props to an old pal

Me and Dave hooked up at Ponsonby PS in grade four. We were inseparable buddies till about grade seven or eight, after which our high school careers took us in different directions.

I'm thinking about Dave because there's a story in today's Globe, penned by major league practitioners of the dismal science, that heavily references my old pal.

Seems Dave was the first Dismal Scientist to stick his neck out for the proposition that increasing the minimum wage did not necessarily mean that jobs would be lost. He more or less got his head chopped off for that.

Twenty years later everything old is new again.

Raising the minimum wage is not a job-killer after all!

Dave will no doubt have a Nobel with his name attached in a few years.

Good on you, buddy!

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