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A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

Chicken George Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 9:07 PM
Boy, you really figured that one out. If your heart bleeds anymore for the slaves, the minimum wage will be all the way up to $50 per. For the rest of us, we'll leave it to the free market,,,,,,supply and demand. You might want to read Dr Williams article above.

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. That would be almost a 25 percent increase. Let's look at the president's proposal, but before doing so, let's ask some other economic questions.

Are people responsive to changes in price? For example, if the price of cars rose by 25 percent, would people purchase as many cars? Supposing housing prices rose by 25 percent, what would happen to sales? Those are big-ticket items, but what about smaller-priced items? If a supermarket raised its prices by 25 percent,...