Wage Restriction Law Article In Chronicle

Ron,

  I agree that loss of jobs is the consequence of these laws. But what do the laws actually say? They don't say that employers cannot offer certain jobs, only that jobs cannot be offered at certain wages. Therefore they are restrictions on wages, not on jobs, and "wage restriction laws" is a more accurate description. Just my opinion, of course.

Yours in liberty,
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Dear Starchild;

After thinking about it the real title should really be " job restriction laws ". There is no doubt it restricts the market place of jobs for the working poor and limits their choices in getting a job. The very people the supposed " minimum wage " laws were meant to help. As Professor Galles so ably pointed out in his Open Forum article.

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian

Ron,

  I suggest referring to &quot;those who want to impose wage restriction

laws" rather than "those who want to boost minimum wages." Identifying
destructive economic policies primarily with wage increases makes them
sound helpful and positive when the truth is the opposite.

Yours in liberty,
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