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This might just be the best argument for increasing the minimum wage that I’ve heard yet:

It’s just not fair that Michelle needs to go deep in hock to “feed her Ninja Turtle obsession,” is it? Well, maybe such an “obsession” leads to making poor economic decisions, but to each her own I guess. How sad.

In related news, the newest TNMT movie is set for release on March 23, 2007.

Jordan J. Ballor Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. He is also a postdoctoral researcher in theology and economics at the VU University Amsterdam as part of the "What Good Markets Are Good For" project. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012) and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010), as well as editor of numerous works, including Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. Jordan is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.


  • In this case, it seems that increasing the minimum wage would be like giving lots of free crack to a junkie.

    That was terribly sad.

  • Given that you revel in human misery, I thought you’d like that.

  • David Michael Phelps

    It’s people like this that give reveling in human misery a bad name…

  • Kinda like American Idol, except at least American Idol gives people the chance to be shaken from their illusions and brought back to reality.

    As Augustine intimates, we are that much less able to be healed when we think we are not in need of healing.

  • Michelangelo

    Wait, you said “increasing the minimum wage?” Shouldn’t it read “eliminating the minimum wage?”

  • But then wouldn’t she just use her Welfare check to buy TMNT gear?

  • Look, I don’t [i]revel[/i] in human misery.

    Well, maybe just a little.

    But really, that was just terribly, terribly sad.