Here are three arguments you might see in debates about the employment effects of minimum wages:
1. “I run a business and I pay my workers more than minimum wage. It doesn’t seem to hurt them, so to say that the minimum wage hurts poor people is crazy.”
2. “The poor will not be better off if their wages are lower. Therefore, the minimum wage is good for the poor.”
3. This one’s a little harder: “If the policy hurt the poor, they wouldn’t vote for it. Therefore, the policy must help the poor.”
What are the errors in these?