You can make your case for an artificially high minimum wage all you want here. We have and will continue to tolerate such “arguments.”
We understand why you want a minimum wage that is above the real wage for unskilled labor to work. We get it. The world is hard. More money to the poor would be more “just.” And so on and so on.
The thing is government can’t just declare something to be.
This really is a crazy statistic.
Oh Jet City. Where did you go wrong? It started long before the minimum wage hike. Probably even before Eddie Vedder.
The whole “open borders” stance with the Democrats is new – as is documented in this excellent if ultimately wrong headed article in The Atlantic. When I was growing up it was conservatives – of the economic sort primarily – who called for more immigration. (This was always a point of conflict with socialcons however.) Why restrict human capital as we sought to unleash other types of capital? If there are jobs at a certain wage level why not let people cross the border and fill those jobs?
Cutting grass for the old lady down the street is an American institution. But perhaps no longer. See, something must be done about teenagers muscling in on the local landscapers.
Last year we discussed why a significant rise in the minimum wage in places like Seattle and San Francisco was “good” for wealthy urbanites (you know, it pushes out the undesirables [some might call them “deplorables”] in the name of “social justice”) but was actually bad for those who worked for minimum wage.
Fast forward to now.
“Hello. I’m your new supervisor. “
This is I guess looking at very broad and large categories. I didn’t see lobbyist/crony on the list and they on average probably do better than doctors. At least in DC.