Symmetry wrote:Night Strike wrote:And when the employer can't afford to pay a cart pusher $20 an hour, they remove the position and everyone has to go get their own carts or other workers have to do it in addition to their roles. And this causes even fewer people to be employed. Employers aren't just made of money and can dole out whatever the government decides to dictate at that period of time.
Minimum wage jobs are for people, especially young people, to earn some spending cash and gain workforce experience for moving up to a career later in life. Continually raising the minimum wage simply provides fewer of those opportunities, which actually will keep prices down over an employee's working life as they weren't able to start out at the lowest of levels at a young enough time. If you want wages to go up, you allow employers to pay young people rock-bottom wages as those jobs aren't designed to be lived on anyway.
Hilarious- what skills do you think they're picking up? Why do you think only young people are in these positions?
Note Sym's "Hilarious" and his second question, the straw man.
Did Symmetry carefully read NS' post?
Or did he catch a few phrases which made him emotionally react--negatively, thus immediately rejecting NS' position, which does not sync with Symmetry's own preconceived, or rather strongly held, notions?
It seems that many people inadvertently tend to create straw man fallacies from the disagreeable positions of others--especially when strong emotions or deeply held beliefs are being countered. We probably all do this--at varying frequencies in regard to different subjects, but we should be aware of this possibility.