Re: “Fix poverty with minimum wage? Not so fast” (editorial, 2-23).
Entry-level minimum-wage jobs were never intended to pay family living wages. However, they do provide an entry point into the job market that allows individuals to gain experience pertaining to the responsibilities of holding a job – efficiency, punctuality, reliability, etc.
Anyone with a modicum of ambition should be able to move beyond the entry-level pay grade without our government stepping in and increasing their pay grade for them.
Simply put, increasing the minimum wage without a commensurate gain in productivity only results in inflation. Consumers will have …