Give us a break on minimum wage already

Bill Gates is one of the world’s richest men, and he is against raising minimum wage. Allen Greenspan is too; so are 500 other wealthy business leaders. They think that raising minimum wage will hurt the economy, they think it will raise unemployment, they say that teenage unemployment is a direct result of minimum wage laws. Well, if raising the minimum wage is so negative, then it becomes clear what an enlightened and humane nation must do: It must lower minimum wage and thus enjoy less unemployment and social unrest and more justice and harmony for all. As a matter of fact, if raising the minimum wage is bad, then even having a minimum wage is bad as well. Why not give American Business the edge it needs and do away with wages altogether! Just think how much more profit Bill Gates can make! “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man,s oldest exercises in moral philosophy, that is the superior moral justification for selfishness.” Let’s help them out and work for free.

Nels Werner