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Article posted Feb 16 2013, 1:13 PM Category: Economy Source: Jeffrey Tucker Print

The Basement Beneath the Wage Floor

by Jeffrey Tucker

There are certain sounds that tend to make people crazy. Think of nails on a chalkboard. An infant screaming nonstop on a long flight. A piercing whistle that won’t go away.

Now we need to add another: a U.S. president who thinks he can legislate high wages into law. For anyone who knows the basics of economics — not distorted by a bogus central-planning mentality — hearing this is like torture. It’s painful. It makes you crazier and crazier until you finally want to yell, “Make it stop!”

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