Sunday, January 05, 2014

Who Said It?

This week's mystery quotes:

“The basic effect of an increase in the minimum wage … would be to intensify the cruel competition among the poor for scarce jobs....Minimum wage legislation has no place in a strategy to eliminate poverty.

Here's another clue.  Same source:

"There’s a virtual consensus among economists that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed,” ... “Raise the legal minimum price of labor above the productivity of the least skilled workers and few will be hired,” ....“The idea of using a minimum wage to overcome poverty is old, honorable — and fundamentally flawed. It’s time to put this hoary debate behind us, and find a better way to improve the lives of people who work very hard for very little.”

Koch Bros?  Scott Walker?  Ron Reagan?  Barry Goldwater?  Cruella deVille?  Sykes? Marquis deSade?

Nah.  Go to this link.  It's delicious.

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