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What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

Minimum wages are contrary to free and fair markets.  If an unskilled person is not worth what an employer is forced to pay through unjust minimum wage laws, the employer will instead choose more automation or choose to not employ … Continue reading

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Increased minimum wages INCREASE poverty

http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-why-wage-hikes-increase-poverty/0EF6261A-4486-4311-9F7F-51BE924F0DA9.html Minimum wage laws decrease job availability Opinion Journal: Why Wage Hikes Increase Poverty 4/6/2016 1:05PM Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley explains why the minimum wage increase will kill jobs for lower-income Americans.

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Minimum wages price people out of jobs

Because WalMart and McDonald’s are so dominant and well-known, they make easy targets.  However, forgotten are the millions of small businesses that also have to comply with minimum wage laws.  In any case, the higher the minimum wage, the fewer … Continue reading

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Minimum wage laws harm the poor, not just in Puerto Rico, but all around the world

Minimum wage laws are short-sighted and harmful – especially to the young, poor, unskilled, and uneducated. There should be NO minimum wage laws, and no minimum wage. The free market should set wages. If someone’s skills have a value of, … Continue reading

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Memo To The Fight For $15: Puerto Rico Happens With A Too High Minimum Wage

The real minimum wage is $0 per hour because when employers cannot justify paying someone who is worth $2/hour while training them the required $7/hour or whatever the minimum wage, they will not employ that person at all. Thus, that … Continue reading

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