Economic fallacies seem to be ingrained in the minds of many Americans. According to economically illiterate individuals, so-called “greedy capitalists” would pay each of their workers one cent per hour while raking in massive profits unless we have a minimum wage. Additionally, children would totally be working 12 hours a day in coal mines without the presence of child labor laws. Fortunately, none of these horrific myths are true.
The city of Madison’s Common Council members passed an ordinance to expand late-night food cart vending locations and referred the alcohol license density ordinance to the Plan Commission at their last meeting Tuesday.
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Traevon Jackson has been a controversial player for the Badgers (6-5 Big Ten, 19-5 overall). He’s known as “Mr. Clutch” for making multiple game-winners, but also as a player who makes multiple mistakes that can cost his team. Badger fans saw both sides of that today, and it was infuriating at first, but was then followed by exhilaration.
The Wisconsin State Assembly unanimously passed a package of bills Jan. 22 aimed at combating what State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has called Wisconsin’s heroin “epidemic.”
Staff members formulating the 2014 city budget rearranged assets to free up approximately $600,000, part of which will go toward keeping University of Wisconsin-Madison student bus pass fees at a flat rate by closing the gap between Metro Transit’s financial request and Mayor Paul Soglin’s tentative allotment of funds to the transportation agency in his executive operating budget, according to Madison’s Finance Director, David Schmiedicke.
The United States Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act in one of two decisions regarding the rights of LGBT individuals to marry Wednesday, leaving the final decision on recognizing gay marriage, which Wisconsin currently does not, to the states.
The first time I heard and saw Liz Harris perform under her Grouper moniker was in 2009, when she opened for Animal Collective after their meteoric rise to relative fame with Merriweather Post Pavilion. The crowd, a robust and remarkably enthused group of largely teenagers and college students, were all hot and bothered at the prospect of Animal Collective playing a presumed hour and a half rendition of “My Girls” and bobbing their heads manically until their collective necks ripped at the tendons.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—Merely three weeks ago, Wisconsin (2-1 Big Ten, 5-2 overall) senior running back Montee Ball’s chances at breaking the NCAA touchdown record seemed questionable, the team’s chance at returning to Indianapolis seemed equally bleak and its offensive identity was essentially non-existent.
Members of the Union Council approved renovation plans for the Memorial Union Tuesday, which include reducing the size of the new student and theater lounge, as well as modifications to the building’s basement and first floor.