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John Martin is a libertarian writer from Alabama.

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Minimum Wage
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John Martin 2007-01-05 03:00
As soon as Congress convenes this new year--2007, one of its first stated priorities is to pass a hefty $2.10 increase in the minimum wage--from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour--by 2009.  Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass) will re-introduce his "Fair Minimum Wage Act," which failed last year, to the Senate.  Representative George...
Minimum Wage
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John Martin 2007-01-04 16:00
January 5, 2007 As soon as Congress convenes this new year--2007, one of its first stated priorities is to pass a hefty $2.10 increase in the minimum wage--from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour--by 2009. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass) will re-introduce his "Fair Minimum Wage Act," which failed last year, to the Senate. Representative George Miller (D-Calif) will introduce a similar bill in the...
Engineering Ethics
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John Martin 2006-12-21 16:00
Some years ago, I listened to a representative from an engineering company speak to a group of students at a major university. His topic was engineering ethics, and one of the first things he expressed was his firm belief in the code of ethics for engineers. He stressed that engineers are expected to uphold the ethics laws, and if they don't, they can have their licenses revoked by the state...
The Next Zimbabwe?
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John Martin 2002-08-21 02:00
Montgomery County, Alabama, just delivered itself a catastrophic and perhaps fatal economic blow on August 19 when the county commission voted to impose a 1.5% occupational tax upon its citizens.  The tax will be imposed upon everybody who works within the county--including people who live outside the county. The county includes...
The Ten Commandments of Justice
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John Martin 2002-05-25 02:00
Even outside of Alabama, people have heard about the state's new Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.  He is known as the Ten Commandments Justice for his insistence on hanging a plaque containing them onto the courtroom wall.  Although most people barely gave it notice, a small minority raised a considerable ruckus over it...