The flip side is that interns and workers with no experience should be able to earn the minimum wage. The minimum wage should become the new 0 and wages should go up based on experience proportionately from there. Taking away the minimum wage leaves employers open to take advantage of employees.
Having a minimum wage takes advantage of the inexperienced by pricing them out and forcing to limit their options. It also takes advantage of employers by forcing them to pay a wage they cannot pay sometimes.
"pricing them out" please explain more, not sure I'm understanding you on that point.
If they can't afford to sell their worth to an employer properly, they're priced out
Anyone who genuinely thinks this is a good idea has about as much intelligence as a dead chicken and the empathy of a common serial killer.
When someone pays you the minimum wage at a job, a job you usually bust your ass at, often in sweltering conditions if you work in food service, what they are telling you is "I would give you less or even keep you as a slave if I legally could."People who are anti-fair wages for workers are assholes and should be shunned from society.
You bust your ass and generally don't move up. There are too many dead end jobs right now, there should be an alternative to learning a genuinely good craft besides going into immense debt in college and obtaining 0 actual experience.
Re minimum wage has been around since 1938 it has gone up 22 times the net result was always a increase in demand which get people to consume which creates a demand for employment which people get hired. The only way I would consider getting rid of the min wage is if we had 50 to 80 percent of the country unionized like Germany or Denmark trade protectionism, a tax policy that discourages companies from running high overhead cost in the form of CEO compensation and dividends to shareholders and a universal basic income.
The point of the minimum wage was to price out other employers that weren't part of unions. It worked. The government shouldn't regulate a consensual agreement among adults.
FDR had created the min wage to be a living wage he openly stated any private corporation or employer that pays less than livable wage should not be in the country. Your position is apathy and indifference besides the reason why the federal and state government went to extended their power to microeconomics was to curtail the abuses of corporations and employers, weather it was blacklisting workers,unsafe working conditions,child labor, anti completion clauses in contracts. Capitalism in no real since can be called voluntary.
Not everyone works for a wage, others work for experience. A minimum wage does not deter or infringe on union activism. It does deter or infringe on private contracts and agreements. It does deter small business growth and it does increase the barrier to entry for inexperienced workers.If you think any job should be a livable wage at 40 hours a week then open up your own business and employ people and prove the laws of economics wrong.
Seattle.*mic drop*Of course, even before Seattle's immensely succesful min. wage experiment there was plenty of evidence that you were wrong, but you would never actually believe it. You're the economic equivalent to a creationist.Evidence against you isn't proof you're wrong, it's a test of your faith.