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Debunking common myths about the minimum wage

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.


Men's Basketball: Badgers' Jackson stuns Spartans with last-second winner

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.

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City staff rearranges 2014 budget to keep UW student bus passes at flat rate

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.

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Grouper’s latest descent into dreams

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.

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