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You know, there are plenty of Econ 101 students who could tell you that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a bad thing for the U.S. economy. Plenty of waiters and busboys, too. So the counter argument must get away from the facts of the issue and offer something a little more emotionally-charged, like “the racist history of tipping,” in order to push for higher wages in the service industry.
Everyone knows that even a whiz kid econ student is weak-minded against the assault of woke social justice politics.
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Politico Magazine argued for a $15 minimum wage by asserting that the alternative, in this case, tipping, is something with a deeply “racist” past. Oh wonderful. On Wednesday July 17, Dr. William J. Barber II wrote, “this week, the House of Representatives will have a chance to end a pernicious legacy of slavery. Lawmakers will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage across the country to $15 an hour by 2024.”
Barber wrote, “You might not think of tipping as a legacy of slavery, but it has a far more racialized history than most Americans realize.” Surprise!
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“Tipping originated in feudal Europe and was imported back to the United States by American travelers eager to seem sophisticated,” Barber went on. “The practice spread throughout the...
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A pox on both their houses!