George Will writes about the folly of the minimum wage . A slice:
The Manhattan Institute’s Charles Fain Lehman reports : “A surprising body of research links increases in the minimum wage to increases in criminal offending by those most likely to lose jobs as a result of the wage hike.” The Congressional Budget Office concludes that a phased increase to $15 in 2025 could raise the pay of 27 million workers (17 percent of the workforce) but would result in the elimination of about 1.3 million jobs. The CBO estimates that half of those losing jobs would be ages 16 to 19. Lehman says researchers estimate that job losses resulting from a $15 minimum wage “would lead to an additional 423,000 property crimes” and $2.5 billion in damages.
The Heritage Foundation’s Rachel Greszler reports that the median hourly wage of those performing child care is $11.65, and mandating $15 would increase the cost of such care by an average of 21 percent, or $3,728 per year for a family with two children, from $20,152 to $23,880. This could cause some parents to withdraw from the workforce.
The Kindle version of Thomas Sowell’s 1995 book The Vision of the Anointed is temporarily unavailable on Amazon: “Item Under Review.”  Appalling. Disgusting. Deeply dismaying.