Reply To: Logic Regarding Minimum Wage


In that case, the argument would be that if it is low enough to not have negative economic consequences, then that also indicates it is useless (except as a feel-good sop for the advocates; much of what Progressives do is done so they can feel good about themselves, with out any reference to the actual affects – good or bad – on the targets of their attention). That is, if it is “a modest minimum wage that is of such a low amount that it does not adversely affect employment or the economy,” then that means it is so low as to be superfluous.

If it is high enough to have any effects, then some of those effects will be the same negative ones they claim they want to avoid.