Rising wages are leading to rising costs…..even in the lower echelons of service jobs.
Funny how that works. Wages go up, costs go up,….so prices go up. Simply inflationary, and no net gain for anyone.
Citing labor costs, McDonalds raises prices.
My Econ Professor once pointed out that “Menial labor” jobs paid just about enough to pay for
a meal food for a day after 1 to 2 hours work….and that had been the case since Roman times, through the present…I doesn’t matter what the currency is, nor what the job was. The ratio was fixed. Devaluing the dollar by raising wages causes prices to go rise…but the COST, measured in hours worked, stays the same…..
The Tesla is a nice car… and, while expensive, it is fairly cheap to operate.
But having a fleet of them as rental cars will not work out well for Hertz.
A “normal” gas powered car can be easily refueled and have the range added back in minutes….A Tesla takes hours to be quickly filled to capacity so the battery can give full range. (yes, you can charge up to 80% in about an hour, but that assumes you have the chargers available….How many chargers is the average Hertz Rent-A car gonna have at each location?)….and are they gonna have the space for each car to sit thre for an hour or more? When demand for cars is high, are they gonna be able to turn those cars for the next renter quickly? Right now, they can turn a car in about 10 minutes, assuming they have the labor….Fully fueled, cleaned and all checks completed….versus an hour or more for the Tesla. (and if someone runs out of battery are they gonna have to go get them with a generator? Versus a gas can and a jump pack for a dinosaur fueled vehicle?) Not to mention the charging issues away from the rental depot.
It makes nice headlines, and I am sure that Hertz wants to appeal to the Green folks…..but having one in 5 of their cars battery powered will not work out well. I bet they cancel the order after only 10% is delivered.
So Kyle RIttenhouse goes to Kenosha Wisconsin, is chased and threatened by three men and defends himself….shoots 2 attackers. and is STILL in jail.
About a year and a bit later, Timothy Simpkins (allegedly) walks into a school and shoots 3 kids, and walks out a day later with a $75,000 bail. No threat to his life, just walked into the school and shot….and walks out a day later.
The difference? Kyle Rittenhouse used a rifle and is White.
Simpkins used a pistol and is Black.
Tell me about white privilege again?
Seems that Springfield is bringing back the Hi-Power.
For old-school-new types, this is plus.
I might have to invest.
If the Covid situation is as bad as they keep telling us (By “They” I mean the CDC, the Biden administration and, of course Fauci, aided by the Media)….
Why then, did we have all those folks in stadiums and racetracks and other public gathering where a “Superspreader” event could have happened?
Perhaps they have found out what the rest of us already knew…that “SuperSpreader” events are just a figment of someone’s imagination and are only possible in their minds when it is a Right Wing event…
Or maybe they realized that no one cares anymore.
Kamala Harris has been missing nearly as long as Pete Buttieieg.
Sad when you don’t show up for work for MONTHS and no one notices.
Apparently we have no need for an appointed TRANSportation secretary if he fails to show up for work and no one cares….or missed him.
I mean, Slow Joe has made it “mandatory” for working people to have the Covid shot…
But he hasn’t made it mandatory for those receiving government benefits to get the shot….Not for welfare, nor unemployment, not federal grants, nor free “obamafones” nor any other government handout.
Only for those who are intelligent enough, and motivated enough to hold a job.
Nor has he made it a prerequisite for illegal border crossers being settled in the country waiting a hearing, either.
Only the rest of the productive citizens.
Why is that???
Why would Mr Baldwin discharge the “Prop” firearm at the director/cinematographer? She was not an actor, therefore no reason to point the gun at her, much less pull the trigger.
Prop or not, why did he fire the gun at her chest? (and why was there a cartridge powerful enough to go through the first person and injure the second person behind her on the set at all?)
Strange things here. Something doesn’t add up.
(not to be flippant…a person is dead because of negligent firearm handling)
Go here, read.
And if you don’t have Adaptive Curmudgeon on you list of blogs to check often, then you should. (It is likely that readers of this blog do already, but just in case….)
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