We Still Have a Glut of Low-Skilled Workers

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  1. Paul Livingston says:

    “Accordingly, policymakers aren’t going to be able to increase the minimum wage without negative effects.”

    Really, when has this never been true? All public policy helps some and hurts others. So that leaves government (read politicians) picking winners and losers. Have you ever considered the laws of unintended consequences and supply and demand as they relate to the minimum wage?
    I expect more from you than this article.


    Alan Gula

    Alan Gula Reply:

    Hi Paul,

    I think I make it clear that a big unintended consequence of higher minimum wages is the loss of jobs via technology. And I directly address the supply and demand dynamics for low-skilled labor. I’m not seeing your point.



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