Kalindra,Did you even bother to read the article? The article
said nothing about "not having a minimum wage". Nobody has said
anything about "not having a minimum wage".#1. The
discussion isn't about whether we have a minimum wage or not. We have had a
minimum wage for many years. #2. The discussion is about if increasing
it actually helps society in the long run, and if we should be basing governing
policy on media polls.Seems like everybody so far is just posting
standard partisan talking points they got from previous articles on the minimum
wage. Is anybody going to comment on what's actually in THIS article?===What he actually said is... it's bad governance to
base policy/laws (any policy, not just minimum wage) on media polls.===I tend to agree that we should not be governing based on media
polls.#1. You can design a poll to end up with any result you want.
#2. Just because it's popular... doesn't mean it makes good
governance. If we ask school children if they want candy and ice cream
for lunch... does that make it good governance?
I am crying again. There is NO data showing that increasing the minimum wage
would decrease the number of jobs. In fact, many believe that the opposite would
happen. Why? Because poor people spend! They spend all their money because they
have to. You know who doesn't spend? The hoarding 1% who is supposed to be
taking their money and stimulating the economy with new businesses.
"They do not harm individuals, and should thus not be subject to government
control."That's very debatable. One would think a
philosophy professor might see that.
More right wing whining. Just another Thursday at the DN.
Speaking of being uninformed on issues, the author if this piece seems extremely
uniformed about the social impacts of not having a minimum wage. Perhaps he
should study history as well as philosophy?