January 30, 2013 Print

Videos: Should we expand Prevailing Wage?

Last week we released five videos dealing with Rep. Jim Moeller's three bills that would expand some of Washington State's economic mandates. These mandates currently apply only to contractors and subcontractors on government-funded projects. HB 1023 would expand apprenticeship mandates; HB 1025 would expand prevailing wage mandates; and HB 1026 would create a requirement to use laborers who are Washington residents. All are based on a poor understanding of basic economic principles like the gains created by trade and positive incentives (and fairness) created by letting markets work--letting adults act like adults, we could say.

Here is our YouTube playlist of five short videos about these proposals.

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Trent England

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