New Watkins at Forbes

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-03-27 20:58

Don Watkins, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Center, has published a new article titled “To Protect the Defenseless, We Must Abolish the Minimum Wage.”

Right now there is a campaign underway to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 or more, and polls indicate that Americans overwhelmingly support it. And who wouldn’t? Who could object to making sure that everyone can earn a living?

You can read it now at

Minimizing the Workers and the Economy

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Minimum wage laws are tyrannical — a fascist attack on individual rights. They hurt the poor, via increased unemployment, and they hurt business owners, who sometimes need low-wage workers. Minimum wage dictats are like rent control laws in that they’re both backed by childish logic and economic rubbish which is obviously false. Both acts of gov’t enslavement brazenly hurt the very people they’re meant to benefit. How is it that after 75 years of this omni-destructive nonsense we’re still even debating it?

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