The State’s economic war against the low skilled continues with the news that California Jerry Brown has signed a law to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour. If your skills don’t warrant that much, the Caudillo has just made it illegal for you to work. Here’s Milton Friedman explaining what lies behind such directives, and why they hurt the economically weakest -
California’s famously blue of course, so at least some people will be getting what they voted for – more and deeper economic distortions by government. I hope that some voters at least have the honesty to blame themselves when their hours are cut, or their teenage children can’t get that first job.