Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage.
For the most part, the intentions behind the support for raising the minimum wage are decent.
This is not about justifying the wealth of the rich, it’s about respecting the natural law of market forces.” Ah yes – the natural law of market forces.
: “(I)t reveals a new and disturbing channel by which minimum wages could hurt the very workers they’re created to help – reduced working hours.
Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans.
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ‘state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.’” Cities and towns also experiment with policy novelties – serving as even smaller laboratories. From what we’ve seen, urban localities are doing some really weird, very failed science. No one on the planet respects it less than government. Fighting mightily for the title of dumbest local lab – is South Miami, Florida: “(T)he South Miami City Commission will decide on July 12 when they vote on a ordinance that would require solar photovoltaic systems be installed on all newly constructed homes.
For instance, Seattle, Washington doesn’t do math very well. Older homes would also be subjected to this requirement if more than 50 percent of its square footage is renovated.” This would be government dumb – piled on top of government dumb. ) of billions of dollars government has already wasted on the production of solar power (and we here define “power” in the loosest, most meaningless possible way).
There are mandatory safety belt laws in all states except New Hampshire.
In some states, these laws cover front-seat occupants only, but belt laws in 29 states and the District of Columbia cover all rear-seat occupants, too.
More details on the bill, and comments made by its sponser Rep.