Friday, January 05, 2007

George Will on the Minimum Wage

George Will has this to say about the minimum wage:
"But the minimum wage should be the same everywhere: $0. Labor is a commodity; governments make messes when they decree commodities' prices. Washington, which has its hands full delivering the mail and defending the shores, should let the market do well what Washington does poorly."

Well said, I think, on the minimum wage. But I wonder why George seems to accept delivering the mail as a government task? It seems to me that this is also something Washington does poorly.

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