Minimum Wage Laws Hurt People

Michigan Capitol Confidential cites CEI’s coalition letter opposing a $15 minimum wage.

This morning the Competitive Enterprise Institute mailed a letter to members of Congress in opposition to the “Raise the Wage Act,” and I — representing the Mackinac Center — was a signatory to it. The letter makes five key points: 1) A standard minimum across the entire U.S. will harm some areas more than others; 2) Minimum wage laws harm more poor people than they help; 3) They increase unemployment; 4) They deprive young people of work experience; and 5) They harm the overall economy.

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