Earlier today, I daydreamed about how nice it could be to give some of the beggars downtown some work – nothing big, maybe just cleaning the house or the car. They might be able to get a respectable living piecing together odd jobs, were it not for their inability to hire an accountant to navigate tax laws. How idyllic it would be if we could just trade value for value in the absence of labor laws – – – – –

Back in the news today is Shogun, the home of the best greasy, cheesy crab noodles in the world. Really. At first, the place was raided by immigration officers. Following that, the US Department of Labor identified $16,500 in payroll violations. Employees are now filing their second lawsuit. Since this is happening in Asheville, the next step is obvious: