Why are minor league players only getting paid around 1/2 the hourly federal minimum wage?
Dear Ms. Murray, Your article in the Baltimore Sun (“A $15 minimum wage benefits Baltimore business”) almost completely ignores the most important economic argument against minimum wage laws: that they cause unemployment. Young people from awful schools in awful neighborhoods with skills worth only $8 an hour will not be hired at $9 an hour. […]
The glowing claims about minimum wage laws don’t pass the most basic economic smell tests. Just look at the data from Europe.
Early proponents of the minimum wage advocated it not in spite of, but for its deleterious effects on minority populations.
In my mind, then, Castro is a lot like the minimum wage: something we must stubbornly decry even though there are far greater ills in the world.
California’s minimum wage is set to rise to $15 an hour by 2022.