One of the things that first attracted me to economics is that its logic leads us sometimes to counterintuitive conclusions. A perfect example of this is the regulated workplace. The minimum wage raises incomes for some workers and lowers incomes for others. Workplace safety regulations advantage those who are very risk averse at the expense of those who are willing to accept higher risks in exchange for higher incomes. Laws against “child labor” benefit the relatively well off at the expense of the needy. FULL ARTICLE
The Minimum Wage, Discrimination, and Inequality
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