Economics

employer subsidized food stamps meme

Welfare Doesn’t Help Employers Pay Less

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 93,000 likes and 82,000 shares.  This meme conveys a common theme; that businesses who employ low wage workers benefit from welfare programs, such as food stamps.  On the…

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The Democratic Socialism Ultimatum

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 25,000 likes and 44,000 shares.  This meme points to a litany of items that are supposedly examples of democratic socialism, and gives us an ultimatum.  Choose democratic socialism, or…



The Seattle Minimum Wage and Prices

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 8,000 likes and 3,400 shares.  This meme tries to shoot down the argument that raising the minimum wage results in price increases, by pointing to Seattle and their $15/hr…


The Gender Pay Gap Myth That Won’t Die

We’ve all heard it.  “Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man does”.  Or 79 cents, or 80 cents; the meme changes slightly each year, but the implication remains.  Women are getting less for doing…



Does Raising Minimum Wage Reduce Welfare?

Courtesy of Liberal And Proud Of It, with over 4,800 likes and 10,400 shares.  This meme claims it’s a fact that raising the minimum wage will reduce reliance on welfare programs.  Of course, there is…


Did FDR and Socialism End the Great Depression?

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 46,000 likes and 36,000 shares.  This meme makes several claims about FDR and the Great Depression, some of which are either wrong or very misleading.  We’ll break it down…


What is Democratic Socialism?

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats.  The idea of democratic socialism has become quite popular recently, as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a proud, self-described “democratic socialist”.  Sanders and his supporters are quick to point out that…


This Isn’t What’s Wrong in Washington

Courtesy of Americans Against the Republican Party, with over 7,600 likes and 6,900 shares.  It’s also been put up by Liberal America, with about 1/3 of the traffic.  This meme claims the capital gains tax…