What the 2013 State of the Union Means for Men

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About Noah Brand

Noah Brand is an Editor-at-Large at Good Men Project, and possibly also a cartoon character from the 1930s. His life, when it is written, will read better than it lived. He is usually found in Portland, Oregon, directly underneath a very nice hat.

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  1. Uh, no. According to this article in the NYT penned by Casey B. Mulligan (economics professor at the University of Chicago), the last minimum wage hike cost approximately 800,000 jobs.
    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/how-to-create-jobs-and-cut-the-deficit/

    WF Buckley’s formulation was correct. The minimum wage is either too low to be adequate, or it’s high enough to be destructive to the economy, or both.

  2. Someone made me aware of the last paragraph in the President’s speach:

    And we’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples, and doing more to encourage fatherhood – because what makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one.

    I found it ironic how starkly pro-life the last part of that paragraph comes across if we switch the genders:

    because what makes you a woman isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one.

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