Monday, August 12, 2013

More on the living wage debate

I wrote a piece for doublethink online about the living wage. A snippet:

"Common economic arguments in support of a “living wage” fail under scrutiny. In fact a “living wage” would do real harm to low skilled workers since it forces them out of the labor market. There are better ways to help low-wage workers than artificially increasing their wage: better schools, affordable training programs, and private charity to name a few. As a society, we are better off focusing our attention on these solutions rather than continually rehashing the “living wage” debate."

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