… is from a long-time and perceptive friend – an historian – who e-mailed this observation to me yesterday (ellipses original):
NPR this morning was noting that “even some conservative states raised their minimum wage!” I can’t help but wonder, What kind of conservative? I suspect, being the cynic that I am, they are not our sort of “conservative,” but rather these states knew full well who would be hurt…poor immigrant laborers.
Indeed so. That’s the history of minimum-wage legislation: price competitors out of jobs. How humane. How “Progressive.”
How, in fact, appalling.