Category Archives: Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage, Maximum Nonsense, Dominick Armentano

Recently published in Washington Times, and currently at the Independent Institute, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, “Minimum Wage, Maximum Nonsense” Excerpts: …Question: What likely happens when we increase the price of beer, vacation rentals, books, newspapers or almost anything, while holding … Continue reading

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Links to Articles on Minimum Wage

Mark Skousen, Eagle Daily Investor, Sept. 26, 2013, “Minimum Wage Minimizes Job Growth”,  http://www.eagledailyinvestor.com/2013/09/26/minimum-wage-minimizes-job-growth Skousen links to a July 2013 study done by Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West of Texas A&M University, which concludes “that job growth declines significantly in … Continue reading

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Art Carden on Minimum Wage and McDonald’s Workers

From Art Carden in Forbes, July 30, 2013, “Would a Higher Minimum Wage Help McDonald’s Workers?”    

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“Why Unions Want a Higher MInimum Wage” — Richard Berman

From the Wall Street Journal Opinion Section, February 26, 2013, Richard Berman makes some points about the symbiosis between minimum wage policies and union interests.  Mr. Berman is the executive director of the Center for Union Facts, www.unionfacts.com. Berman’s key premise:  … Continue reading

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Outlawing Jobs: The Minimum Wage–Murray Rothbard

Mises Daily:Friday, February 15, 2013 by Murray N. Rothbard This piece originally appeared in the December 1988 issue of The Free Market and is also included in the collection Making Economic Sense.]  

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Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek on Minimum Wage

Here’s a letter to the editor of The Sunday Gazette (of Schenectady, NY): Posted: 03 Feb 2013 03:51 AM PST Dear Editor: L.D. Davidson calls on the state legislature to raise New York’s minimum-wage by 21 percent, from $7.25 to $8.75 … Continue reading

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from Cafe Hayek, Frank Stephenson link, Letter to the Editor

Frank Stephenson beautifully fisks a pro-minimum-wage letter-to-the-editor. Letter dated January 28, 2013. We often see arguments that begin with “most economists agree” or “all mainstream economists say”, which should be a red flare to any thinking person about whatever statement follows … Continue reading

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How’s That Minimum Wage Working Out?

Cartoon from TeeJaw, Friday, July 1, 2011, with credit to cartoonist Henry Payne.

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