I don't think that it is the role of government to control wages however I believe the poor would be better off if they earned more money. I also don't believe that 18-20 year olds are all worthless like some of the commenters. Lets face it, for jobs that require physical strength and endurance they can do more than an old person. If the mimimum wage is raised a little at a time I think it will not have a significant effect on unemployment.It might force prices up some but that is what the government wants, to inflate away the debt. Using the same type of logic as Rothbard you could conduct a poll and ask employers if they would reduce their workforce if the minimum wage was raised from 7.25 to 7.26 per hour. If they all said they would keep all their workers that could be offered as proof that raising the mimimum wage would have no effect on unemployment. The government may be overstepping its role but raising the mimimum wage a little is not such an evil act. There are far more evil things we can fight against than that. We dont need to alienate millions of poor voters and chase them over to the democratic party.
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