The idea is that there are some crimes that are so heinous, there is no way to accept the offender back into the general population without first punishing them sufficiently.
Some crimes are viewed as serious enough to require an indefinite removal from society by a life sentence, or sometimes capital punishment.
A new report on the struggles of the Skokie business community shows their concerns were well-founded.
Cook County ordinances raise minimum wage to per hour, mandate up to 5 days’ sick leave While the federal minimum wage is .25 per hour, and Illinois’ statewide minimum wage is currently .25 per hour, Cook County has hiked its minimum wage even higher.
The Skokie Village Board failed to pass a measure in July that would have exempted the village from Cook County’s new minimum wage and sick leave ordinances that took effect July 1 – as more than 80 percent of Cook County’s 132 municipalities have done.
Skokie officials who voted in July in favor of opting out of the new rules expressed concerns that the ordinances would burden local businesses.
Here are some of the reasons you should care: Mandatory minimums do not keep you safe…
Minimum Wage Threat Proponents say that boosting the minimum wage will reduce poverty without reducing jobs.
But the academic evidence paints a very different picture: According to economists at the Federal Reserve Board and the University of California-Irvine, the majority of empirical research shows that a higher minimum wage reduces employment for the least-skilled while having little to no effect on poverty rates.
Thus, we don't tell Nike what price to put on its sneakers or Mc Donald's how much to charge for a Quarter Pounder.
The presence of competitors for their products, along with reasonably informed consumers, keeps Mc Donald's and Nike from marking up their burgers and shoes unconscionably.