In his column published on Feb. 22, “1923 Supreme Court: Minimum wage law an unjust means to a good end,” Professor Joseph Reisman argues that minimum wage laws are a bad idea because such laws substitute wages set by the government for wages set by the marketplace.

Ah, the market. The market that brought us: child labor, employment discrimination, deadly consumer products, Wall Street shenanigans, unsafe even deadly workplaces and I could go on.

The grade I would give the professor: “Incomplete. See me on this.”

Powers McGuire

Augusta


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.