It’s cute how NY Times calls Chicago “the Windy City.” And it has almost nothing but praise for the Big-Box ordinance, of which it approves as far as it go. But what this country really needs is legislative pay increases for the lowest paid across the board:
Laws should not be tailored selectively for individual companies, and most of the working poor will not be helped by simply targeting big retailers. An approach fragmented among many localities is also inefficient and in some instances illegal. The courts will decide that question. But the Chicago ordinance is a powerful expression of public dismay. The lot of the most disadvantaged will only improve if the issue is forced, as it was in the Windy City.
Public dismay, eh? Wouldn’t we like to know as little about Chicago aldermanic politics as that newspaper?