Minimum Wage

I constantly hear that minimum wage laws ensure the dignity of workers. The line of thinking is that workers should not be paid low, undignified wages but higher ones INSTEAD. That is the goal. The relationship is: if a person has a minimum wage job, that person receives a "dignified" wage. That is precisely what the law says and happens.. but there is a difference between that relationship and the intended goal. We must ask, what about the people who don't get jobs BECAUSE the minimum wage is higher? Do we have reason to believe that people are not hired because employers do not think their skills are worth the minimum wage?

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