For John, BLUF: At a certain price some times are just not worth having. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
The move was predictably praised by union leaders and most of the general public as a compassionate policy that would help workers.
From Foundation for Economic Eduction, by Mr by Matthew Lau, 2 July 2018.
Here is the lede plus five:
The Canadian province of Ontario began 2018 by raising the minimum wage from $11.60 to $14. The move was predictably praised by union leaders and most of the general public as a compassionate policy that would help workers. Equally predictable was the damage this would do to unskilled workers, much of which is already clearly visible, only half a year into this unfortunate experiment. And given that the damage caused by minimum wages takes time to unfold, more carnage is surely on the horizon.I am sure the outcome will be much different here in our Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I am sure the General Court has put fine print in the bill that will protect us from the dynamics of economics.
Disabled Workers Lose Their Jobs
When the Ontario government raised the minimum wage, it also terminated an exemption for organizations providing jobs to the intellectually or physically disabled. As a result, The Globe and Mail reports, most of these organizations “have opted to stop hiring people with cognitive disabilities.” Not only was hiring stopped, community centers and non-profits were also forced to let go of their existing disabled workers.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff