Is It Time to Start Dismissing ‘Economics Deniers’? Minimum wage laws have negative effects whether or not their advocates acknowledge them.

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.

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How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration (OR: How the Dems sold out the American working class for votes and favor from corporations)

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?

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“Local minimum wage hikes cause restaurants to leave or shut down and deter new ones from entering, according to a new Harvard Business School study”

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.

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