Living Wage Laws
Battles over minimum and living wage laws are all over the political radar. The article, Durham paves way for living wage in NC, is just one more example of municipal governments electing to institute living wage laws. "When you are trying to help people reach the 'American Dream,' a living wage is the best way to do it," said James Mitchell, a member of Charlotte's City Council. Arguments like This one from Councilman Mitchell are the battle cry for living wage activists. Where is the economic sense? When government requires employers to pay more in wages unemployment grows and the price of goods increases, thus making us all poorer. As managers living wage laws will make us less efficient and will be a roadblock to progress.