[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ramBFRt1Uzk"]YouTube- Steven Pinker: A brief history of violence[/ame]
this pretty sums up my feelings on the subject.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
I don't think domestic workers (other than illegal workers) are exploited... well, except currently... Sheesh... maybe you're right. Unemployment is high while worker productivity is at it's highest ever.
While harming other families.On the other side of that coin, it's helped a lot of FAMILIES get by...
Once again, empirical literature shows that minimum wage laws hurt the people they are intended to help, namely minorities and teens....trade offs are rarely great for all involved but again, I have to side with the people who really NEED a minimum wage.
It's simple supply and demand. A minimum wage acts as a binding price floor, which results in a surplus of labor (unemployment). A person with no skills or education is therefore excluded from the labor market because the [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equilibrium_price"]equilibrium price[/ame] of their labor is below the price floor.How does it hurt minorities when they are the group most likely to need it?
Oh yes, I'm sure there are millions of Americans clamoring for minimum wage jobs where they sew clothing...Hmm... bring jobs back to the USA?
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