Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Minimum Wage

I (and other conservatives) have claimed that minimum wage laws reduce employment and keep minorities and low skilled labor out of the workplace.  According to Thomas Leonard in his paper Protecting Family and Race: The Progressive Case for Regulating Women's Work, early progressives understood this too.  They originally advocated minimum wage laws to keep women out of the workplace.

Hat Tip: Marginal Revolution

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