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[–] [deleted] 5 points 69 points (+74|-5) ago 

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[–] redshelled 5 points 32 points (+37|-5) ago 

Agreed. That guy just spews this illusion of libertarianism and in another thread he tried to rewrite the left right spectrum to agree with his opinion. It's crazy. It's a very limited study and imo isn't even applicable.

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[–] Guerilla 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Libertarians always relied on anecdotal evidence to support their bullshit. It's the same "evidence" they use to support their retarded bootstraps argument, it goes something like this: "Did you see that billionaire who went from nothing to having an entire empire? Everyone can do it too then!". Let's ignore social mobility stats, let's ignore how poverty affects the psychology of children and their chances to have proper education and let's focus on that one guy! Because fuck studies, statistics and facts when you can use anecdotal evidence to support your dogma.

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[–] Nationalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well the right-left spectrum is pretty bad.

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[–] whatthehelldamnguy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What about the effect of a large multinational putting more money in the hands of workers and those workers spending more in their communities? I'm not saying it will offset it completely, but you can't pretend there will only be one effect. I think 15 is too high for the record, and I think there should be one wage for under 18's and another for over. Maybe 10 and 12 respectively?

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[–] tothetop 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Therefore it can only reduce employment.

How do you reach that conclusion? Seems like a bit of a jump when there are tons of other factors that go into a company's finances.

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[–] jpw42 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Small business are getting destroyed by laws like this if you want to only have Applebees and TGIFridays to choose form and when you feel like a good pizza from a ma and pop shop and all you can find is a Pizza hut you will be happy that you had a chart.Small businesses can not afford to train in someone at 15 dollars a hour. A large business can because they have more employees to offset the expense of a non productive trainee. So yes I would say that one pizza shop closing is relevant.

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[–] A_Scanner_Darkly 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You pay an employee because they allow you to make more money. You are willing to pay them up to the ammount of additional profit that hiring them can make you. If a "minimum wage" is set at a value above the ammount of additional profit that an employee can generate than you won't hire them. That is simple logic.