Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Rule of Law
A note about the "Rule of Law" and how every law should apply equally to each individual.
In July last year the D.C. City Council passed a law that imposed a higher minimum wage on any new store built within its jurisdiction. Well, not any new store - just those stores that are more than 75,000 square feet and operated by a company of $1 billion or more. Seems that the only stores that meet these specifications are new stores built (three were planed) by Wal-Mart.
Now you may think that this is great for new employees at these new Wal-Mart stores until you think about the unintended consequences. Wal-Mart will not build any new stores in the D.C. jurisdiction and all those possible new employees will not have a place to work which means that they will not have a job......