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Minimum Wage for Skinflints?

According to reviewer Megan McArdle, In CHEAP We Trust author Lauren Weber is so intent on saving money that she will walk 30 minutes to avoid paying a $1.50 ATM fee.

I infer from this fact that Weber supports a huge reduction in the federal minimum-wage.  After all, to walk for a half-hour in order to save $1.50 is to work for a half-hour in exchange for $1.50.  That is, it is to work for $3.00 per hour.  This paltry sum is less than half of the federal minimum-wage.  If Uncle Sam justifiably prevents Americans from working for less than $7.25 per hour, surely Uncle Sam should stop persons such as Lauren Weber and other tight-wads from spending their time saving money whenever the amounts saved are less than $7.25 per hour.