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  •  Sorry if I hurt your feelings (0+ / 0-)

    In the sentence you are referring to, "these workers" refers to low-skilled workers.

    Please realize that the term low-skilled worker does not refer to their moral worth as a person but only to their skill level at a particular trade.  Sometimes, it is important to distinguish between lower and higher skilled workers when determining who will be affected by legislation.

    In the case of minimum-wage legislation, I believe it is the low-skilled workers who are most adversely affected, as I have tried to argue in my comments to this diary.

    •  You didn't hurt my feelings (0+ / 0-)

      And, I did not mistake "skill" for "moral worth".

      My point was that the "low skilled" workers produce more than they are paid for.

      quite the opposite of

      "low-skilled workers - i.e. workers whose marginal productivity is less than the minimum wage."

      I asked who they were because I want to know just who are you talking about that produce less than they are paid at minimum wage?

      Also, I think you are wrong to suggest that a pitiful raise in the minimum wage is going to effect employment in any significant way for any income or skill level.

      •  It will effect employment (0+ / 0-)

        A self-interested business person will buy less of something - including labor - when the price of it goes up.  If the price of labor goes up for some workers, the self-interested business person will employ less such workers.

        Maybe you're right and business people are less self-interested than I think, but it's doubtful.

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