Thursday, June 28, 2007

Impoverished Logic

Maude Hurd, President of Acorn (an antipoverty organization), needs to check her economics. In a letter to the New York Times, she defended John Edward's work in raising the minimum wage. To her, "his efforts were both sincere and a very effective way to fight poverty."

I fail to understand how making it more expensive to hire those that have the hardest time finding employment eases their burden. For those that are good enough to not be fired, they could have gained a raise on their own. Perhaps Hurd's organization should have helped with their negotiation skills instead of raising their wages at the expense of the most downtrodden.

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