Economics, Eugenics, and the Minimum Wage Ep. 14

In this episode of the podcast, we slap down the economic fallacies behind the minimum wage with logic and basic economics. We also exhume progressivism’s fatal attraction to eugenics, a historical relationship that has largely been buried by public education.

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Socialism and Social Reform by: Richard T. Ely

Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era by: Thomas C. Leonard

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Seattle Minimum Wage Study 

Forbes Article on Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Royal Meeker Quote

Solution to Unemployment: Kill the Unemployed by Ryan McMaken; Mises Wire

Minimum Wage and Progressive Eugenics, Again by Ryan McMaken; Mises Wire

How “Sweatshops” Help the Poor by Thomas DiLorenzo; Mises Daily 

Negative Impacts of Minimum Wage and Anti-Sweatshop Legislation by: Walter Block

James Corbett: Planned Parenthood Exposed

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