A meme with an unintentional point


Yes, the minimum wage hasn’t kept pace with inflation. Yes, raising the minimum wage can provide some “demand side” economic stimulus and help some lead better lives. I’ve argued as much before.

So, I remain on the side of those who want to raise it from where it is now.

Nevertheless, well…let me just say this: sometimes, a good public policy disproportionately benefits people that I might not necessarily like. I’ll just leave it at that.


October 6, 2015 - Posted by | social/political | ,


  1. One could argue that a higher minimum wage would attract a higher quality of worker but then people with few skills would be out of work again. On the flip side, at least we would get the right change back. Another point is that an $11/hour job is available to this girl. Step 1) Show up. Step 2) Put forth at least some modest effort every day. Step 3) Stop bitching about your job. The food industry is begging for people to take on more responsibility. Anyone with average intelligence could be making $40k in 3 years and $70k in 5 to 6 years (as a GM of a restaurant). But for that to happen, you have to show up to work.

    Comment by David Henry | October 6, 2015 | Reply

    • I am a bit out of ammunition here; it is my understanding that upward mobility isn’t what it once was, at least in many areas. But I don’t have my facts in order.

      Comment by blueollie | October 6, 2015 | Reply

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