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Category Archives: Minimum Wage
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
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
From Art Carden in Forbes, July 30, 2013, “Would a Higher Minimum Wage Help McDonald’s Workers?”
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
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.]
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
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
Cartoon from TeeJaw, Friday, July 1, 2011, with credit to cartoonist Henry Payne.