Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Let's Hear It For Non-Stupidity

Very good. This would seem to answer my previous question about whether there was any reason why the minimum wage couldn't be indexed to inflation. Now if only more states (and Uncle Sam) would follow suit. The neat part about this, aside from preventing us from having to repeat this bit of political kabuki every couple of years, is that it permits better discussion of the issue. Without the ability to use inflation as a cover people will now have to talk directly (whether they want to or not) about the minimum wage in normative terms i.e. "workers deserve/should be paid more" or "workers deserve/should be paid less".


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