Minimum Wage Laws are Vicious, Immoral!

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Submitted by Tibor R. Machan (United States), Mar 4, 2014 21:14

Minimum Wage Laws are Vicious

Tibor R. Machan

Why would one think so? Because coming between people embarking upon trade and preventing them to reach their own, mutually agreed upon terms, is morally and should be legally wrong. If I hire someone who is willing to accept my payment for the work I am getting, that should be the end of it. No one must interfere however critical they may be of the terms we reach. None of their business, really, not among free men and women.

This really is elementary in a free country. Just consider if I sell my paintings for a price others consider too low or too high! How dare such folks butt in? We are adults, not children in need of kindergarten supervisors. It is shocking that such a simple and true idea is not accepted more widely in the United States of America, supposedly the model of free trade! If one thinks one's wages are not enough, one ought to bargain and perhaps organize fellow workers to unite to withhold their work in protest and see what this will achieve, but peacefully!

Of course minimum wage laws produce all kinds of side effects, such as victimless crimes and black markets. Like those drug laws that put thousands of people behind bars.

People who support this ought to be ashamed of themselves, the petty dictators they are!

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The immorality of the minimum wage [82 words]George LeefMar 5, 2014 09:05
⇒ Minimum Wage Laws are Vicious, Immoral! [232 words]Tibor R. MachanMar 4, 2014 21:14

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